History of the Federal Judiciary


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Molloy, Donald W.
Born 1946 in Butte, MT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Montana
Nominated by William J. Clinton on December 21, 1995, to a seat vacated by Paul Gerhart Hatfield. Confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 1996, and received commission on August 1, 1996. Served as chief judge, 2001-2008. Assumed senior status on August 16, 2011.

Education:
University of Montana, B.A., 1968
University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy aviator, 1968-1973
Law clerk, Hon. James Battin, U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1976-1978
Private practice, Billings, Montana, 1978-1995

 

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