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Curran, Edward Matthew
Born May 10, 1903, in Bangor, ME
Died January 10, 1988

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 16, 1946, to a seat vacated by Daniel W. O`Donoghue; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 8, 1947. Confirmed by the Senate on February 3, 1947, and received commission on February 5, 1947. Served as chief judge, 1966-1971. Assumed senior status on April 2, 1971. Service terminated on January 10, 1988, due to death.

Education:
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, LL.B., 1927
University of Maine, A.B., 1928

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1928-1934
Assistant corporation counsel, Washington, D.C., 1934-1936
Judge, District of Columbia Police Court, 1936-1940
U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, 1940-1946
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