History of the Federal Judiciary

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Melloy, Michael Joseph
Born 1948 in Dubuque, IA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on April 9, 1992, to a seat vacated by David R. Hansen. Confirmed by the Senate on August 12, 1992, and received commission on August 17, 1992. Served as chief judge, 1992-1999. Service terminated on February 26, 2002, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by George C. Fagg. Confirmed by the Senate on February 11, 2002, and received commission on February 14, 2002. Assumed senior status on February 1, 2013.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District of Iowa, 1986-1992

Loras College, B.A., 1970
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1970-1972
U.S. Army Reserve, 1972-1976
Private practice, Dubuque, Iowa, 1974-1986

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, July 10, 2001; no Senate vote


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