History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Van Pelt, Robert
Born September 9, 1897, in Gosper County, NE
Died April 27, 1988

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 22, 1957, to a seat vacated by John W. Delehant. Confirmed by the Senate on June 11, 1957, and received commission on June 13, 1957. Assumed senior status on May 5, 1970. Service terminated on April 27, 1988, due to death.

Doane College, A.B., 1920
University of Nebraska College of Law, LL.B., 1922

Professional Career:
Private practice, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1921-1957
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Nebraska, 1930-1934
Instructor, Nebraska College of Law, 1946-1957
Research Collections
Oral History


Submit Questions About Judicial History