History of the Federal Judiciary


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Shanstrom, Jack D.
Born 1932 in Hewitt, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Montana
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on February 23, 1990, to a seat vacated by James F. Battin. Confirmed by the Senate on May 11, 1990, and received commission on May 14, 1990. Served as chief judge, 1996-2001. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on January 30, 2001.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1983-1990

Education:
University of Montana, B.A., 1956
University of Montana, B.S., 1957
University of Montana School of Law, LL.B., 1957

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force first lieutenant and judge advocate, 1957-1960
Private practice, Livingston, Montana, 1960-1964
Assistant city attorney, Livingston, Montana, 1960
County attorney, Park County, Montana, 1960-1965
Judge, Montana District Court, Sixth Judicial District, 1965-1982

 

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