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.

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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