History of the Federal Judiciary

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McManus, Edward Joseph
Born 1920 in Keokuk, IA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on June 23, 1962, to a seat vacated by Henry N. Graven. Confirmed by the Senate on July 13, 1962, and received commission on July 16, 1962. Served as chief judge, 1962-1985. Assumed senior status on February 9, 1985.

University of Iowa, B.A., 1940
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1942

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy lieutenant, Air Corps, 1942-1946
City attorney, Keokuk, Iowa, 1946-1955
Private practice, Keokuk, Iowa, 1946-1962
State senator, Iowa, 1955-1959
Lieutenant governor, Iowa, 1959-1961
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