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Lay, Donald Pomery
Born August 24, 1926, in Princeton, IL
Died April 29, 2007, in North Oaks, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on July 11, 1966, to a seat vacated by Harvey M. Johnsen. Confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 1966, and received commission on July 22, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1979-1992. Assumed senior status on January 7, 1992. Service terminated on April 29, 2007, due to death.

Education:
University of Iowa, B.A., 1949
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1951

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy seaman, 1944-1945
Private practice, Omaha, Nebraska, 1951-1953, 1954-1966
Private practice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1953-1954
Instructor, Omaha University School of Law, 1956-1957
Instructor, William Mitchell School of Law, 1983-2007
Professor, University of Minnesota School of Law, 1983-2007
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