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Graven, Henry Norman
Born June 1, 1893, in St. James, MN
Died February 1, 1970, in San Antonio, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 3, 1944, to a seat vacated by George C. Scott. Confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1944, and received commission on March 24, 1944. Served as chief judge, 1961. Assumed senior status on August 31, 1961. Service terminated on February 1, 1970, due to death.

Education:
University of Minnesota, A.B., 1921
University of Minnesota Law School, LL.B., 1921

Professional Career:
U.S. Army combat engineer, World War I
Private practice, Greene, Iowa, 1921-1937
Special assistant attorney general, State of Iowa, 1936-1937
Counsel, Iowa State Highway Commission, 1936-1937
Judge, Iowa District Court, Twelfth Judicial District, 1937-1944

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