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Thomas Shanahan

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Thomas Shanahan
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #4T
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   11/22/1993 - 5/5/2004
Senior:   5/5/2004 - 12/27/2011
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Personal History
Born:   May 5, 1934
Hometown:   Omaha, NE
Deceased:   December 27, 2011
Undergraduate:   University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1956
Law School:   Georgetown U. Law Center, LL.B., 1959

Thomas Shanahan was an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. He joined the court in 1993 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Shanahan assumed senior status on May 5, 2004, and served until his death on December 27, 2011.[1]

Early life and education

Shanahan graduated from Notre Dame with his bachelor's degree in 1956 and later graduated from Georgetown Law with his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1959.[1]

Professional career

Shanahan was a private practice attorney in Nebraska from 1959 to 1983. He was appointed to the Nebraska Supreme Court in 1983 and served in that role until 1993.[1]

Judicial career

District of Nebraska

Shanahan was nominated by President Bill Clinton on August 6, 1993, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089. Shanahan was confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 22, 1993 before assuming senior status on May 5, 2004. Shanahan served until his death at the age of 77 on December 27, 2011.[1]

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