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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.

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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