History of the Federal Judiciary


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Murnaghan, Francis Dominic Jr.
Born June 20, 1920, in Baltimore, MD
Died August 31, 2000, in Baltimore, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 8, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on July 12, 1979, and received commission on July 13, 1979. Service terminated on August 31, 2000, due to death.

Education:
Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1941
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1942-1946
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1948-1950
Staff attorney, High Commission on Germany, U.S. Department of State, Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, 1950-1952
Assistant attorney general, State of Maryland, 1952-1954
Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1954-1979

 

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