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Nordbye, Gunnar Hans
Born February 4, 1888, in Urskog, Norway
Died November 5, 1977

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Received a recess appointment from Herbert Hoover on March 18, 1931, to a new seat authorized by 46 Stat. 431; nominated to the same position by Herbert Hoover on December 16, 1931. Confirmed by the Senate on February 3, 1932, and received commission on February 10, 1932. Served as chief judge, 1948-1959. Assumed senior status on March 6, 1967. Service terminated on November 5, 1977, due to death.

University of Minnesota Law School, LL.B., 1912

Professional Career:
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1912-1922
Judge, Minneapolis [Minnesota] Municipal Court, 1922-1925
Judge, Minnesota District Court, Fourth Judicial District, 1925-1931

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, February 20, 1931; no Senate vote
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