History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Van Oosterhout, Martin Donald
Born October 10, 1900, in Orange City, IA
Died January 28, 1979

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 16, 1954, to a seat vacated by Seth Thomas. Confirmed by the Senate on August 20, 1954, and received commission on August 26, 1954. Served as chief judge, 1968-1970. Assumed senior status on July 6, 1971. Service terminated on January 28, 1979, due to death.

Education:
University of Iowa, B.A., 1922
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1924

Professional Career:
Private practice, Orange City, Iowa, 1924-1943
State representative, Iowa, 1939-1943
Judge, Iowa District Court, Twenty-First Judicial District, 1943-1954

 

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