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Donald Ross

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Donald Ross
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge(Inactive)
Appointed by:   Richard Nixon
Active:   12/12/1970 - 6/13/1987
Senior:   6/13/1987-12/18/2013
Preceded by:   Harry Blackmun
Personal History
Born:   1922
Law School:   University of Nebraska Law '48

Donald Roe Ross (1922-2013) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Ross was nominated by President Richard Nixon on November 30, 1970 to a seat vacated by Harry Blackmun. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 1970 and received commission the next day. He assumed senior status on June 13, 1987 and died in December 2013.[1][2]

Military service

Ross served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946.[2]


Ross received his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1948.[2][3]

Professional career

  • 1956-1970: Private practice, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1958-1970: Committeeman from Nebraska, Republican National Committee
  • 1965-1970: Vice chairman
  • 1956-1958: General counsel, Republican Party of Nebraska
  • 1953-1956: U.S. Attorney for the District of Nebraska
  • 1953: Mayor of Lexington, Nebraska
  • 1952-1953: Republican Executive Committee, Nebraska
  • 1948-1953: Private practice, Lexington, Nebraska[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Harry Blackmun
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Arlen Beam