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Warren Urbom

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Warren Urbom
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Appointed by:   Richard Nixon
Active:   4/24/1970 - 12/31/1990
Chief:   1972 - 1986
Senior:   12/31/1990 - 4/25/2014
Preceded by:   Robert Van Pelt
Succeeded by:   Richard Kopf
Personal History
Born:   1925
Hometown:   Atlanta, NE
Undergraduate:   Nebraska Wesleyan U., A.B., 1950
Law School:   University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1953
Military service:   U.S. Army 1944 - 1946

Warren Urbom was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. He joined the court in 1970 after being nominated by President Richard Nixon.[1] Urbom retired from the court on April 25, 2014, the exact day he became a judge 44 years ago.[2][3]

Early life and education

A native of Nebraska, Urbom graduated from Nebraska-Wesyelan in 1950 with his bachelor's degree and from the University of Michigan Law School with his law degree in 1953. Urbom enlisted and served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956.[1]

Professional career

Urbom spent his pre-judicial legal career in private practice in the State of Nebraska, from 1953 to 1970. Urbom also served as a Adjunct (part-time) instructor for the University of Nebraska College of Law from 1979 through 1990.[1]

Judicial career

District of Nebraska

On the recommendation of Senators Roman Hurska and Carl Curtis, Urbom was nominated by President Richard Nixon on March 11, 1970, to a seat vacated by Robert Van Pelt as Van Pelt went on senior status. Urbom was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 23, 1970 and received commission on April 24, 1970. Urbom served as the chief judge of the District of Nebraska from 1972 to 1986 before assuming senior status on December 31, 1990. He retired from the court in April 2014.[1][3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert Van Pelt
District of Nebraska
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Richard Kopf

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