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O`Brien, Terrence L.
Born 1943 in Lincoln, NE

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Wade Brorby. Confirmed by the Senate on April 15, 2002, and received commission on April 16, 2002. Assumed senior status on April 30, 2013.

University of Wyoming, B.S., 1965
University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, Ordnance Corps, 1966-1969
Staff attorney, Appellate Section, Land and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1972-1974
Private practice, Wyoming, 1974-1980, 2001-2002
Judge, Wyoming District Court, Sixth Judicial District, 1980-2000
President, Visionary Communications, Inc., 2000-2001

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, August 2, 2001; no Senate vote


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