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Loken, James B.

Born 1940 in Madison, WI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on September 10, 1990, to a seat vacated by Gerald William Heaney. Confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1990, and received commission on October 17, 1990. Served as chief judge, 2003-2010.

University of Wisconsin, B.S., 1962
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1965

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. J. Edward Lumbard, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1965-1966
Law clerk, Hon. Byron White, Supreme Court of the United States, 1966-1967
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1967-1970, 1973-1990
General counsel, President's Committee on Consumer Interests, 1970
Staff assistant, President Richard M. Nixon, 1970-1972
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2003-2010