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Diana Murphy

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Diana Murphy
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/11/1994 - Present
Preceded by:   John Gibson
Past post:   United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Past chief:   1992 - 1994
Past term:   2/20/1980 - 10/13/1994
Past position:   Seat #5
Personal History
Born:   1934
Hometown:   Faribault, MN
Undergraduate:   University of Minnesota, B.A., 1954
Law School:   University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1974

Diana E. Murphy is a Federal Appeals Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Murphy was first nominated to the federal bench in 1979 by Jimmy Carter to serve with the District of Minnesota. In 1994, she was nominated by Bill Clinton to serve on the Eighth Circuit.

Early life and education

Born in Faribault, Minnesota, Murphy graduated from the University of Minnesota with her bachelor's degree in 1954 and her Juris Doctor degree in 1974.[1]

Professional career

Murphy was a private practice attorney in the State of Minnesota from 1974 to 1976 before serving as Municipal Court Judge in the Hennepin County, Minnesota Municipal Court from 1976 to 1978. Murphy was District Court Judge in the Minnesota District Court for the Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota from 1978 to 1980.[1] Murphy was nominated to serve as Member and Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission from 1999 to 2004.[2][3]

Judicial career

District of Minnesota

Murphy was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota by President Jimmy Carter on November 30, 1979 to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629, which was approved by Congress. Murphy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 20, 1980 and received commission on February 20, 1980. Murphy served as Chief Judge of the Court from 1992 to 1994 before leaving the Court on October 13, 1994 due to her appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.[1] Murphy was succeeded in this position by Ann Montgomery.

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, Murphy was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit by President Bill Clinton on July 28, 1994 to a seat vacated by John Gibson. Murphy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 7, 1994 on a Senate voice vote and received commission on October 11, 1994.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
District of Minnesota
1980–1994
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Ann Montgomery
Preceded by:
John Gibson
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
1994–present
Succeeded by:
NA



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