Dee Vance Benson

Personal

Birthday: 
1948
Birthplace: 
Sandy, UT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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, 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

Education

Name of School: 
Brigham Young University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1973
Name of School - Second: 

Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School

The J. Reuben Clark Law School (JRCLS) is a professional graduate school located in Provo, Utah at Brigham Young University (BYU). Founded in 1973, the school is named after J. Reuben Clark, Jr.—former U.S. Ambassador, Undersecretary of State, and LDS Church general authority—and its charter dean was former U.S. Solicitor General Rex E. Lee. The school offers traditional J.D. and LL.M. degrees, as well as five joint-degree programs.

BYU Law ranks among the top graduate programs in the country, and is particularly renowned for its low tuition and high placement rate in Article III federal judicial clerkships. The law school is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, and is accredited by the American Bar Association.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1976

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Utah
Court Name: 

Utah District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
9/16/1991
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/1/2014
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