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Benson, Dee Vance

Born August 25, 1948, in Sandy, UT
Died November 30, 2020, in Sandy, UT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on May 16, 1991, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on September 12, 1991, and received commission on September 16, 1991. Served as chief judge, 1999-2006. Assumed senior status on January 1, 2014. Service terminated on November 30, 2020, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 2004-2011

Brigham Young University, B.A., 1973
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:

Private practice, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1976-1984
Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, 1984-1986
Chief of staff, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, 1986-1988
Counsel, Iran-Contra Congressional Investigating Committee, 1987
Associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1988-1989
U.S. attorney for the District of Utah, 1989-1991
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2012-2016