Edward James Devitt

Personal

Birthday: 
5/5/1911
Birthplace: 
St. Paul, MN
Date of Death: 
3/2/1992
Place of Death: 
St. Paul, MN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, 1935-1939
Judge, Minnesota Municipal Court, 1935-1939
Assistant attorney general, State of Minnesota, 1939-1942
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant commander, 1942-1946
U.S. representative from Minnesota, 1947-1949
Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1949-1950
Judge, Ramsey County [Minnesota] Probate Court, 1950-1954

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, November 16, 1954; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 

University of North Dakota Law School

The UND School of Law offers a strong and diversified curriculum that will properly prepare students to take the bar exam, provide first-class legal services, and think effectively and efficiently as legal professionals. Its smaller enrollment and excellent student/faculty staff ratio creates a collaborative and collegial learning environment.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1935
Name of School - Second: 
University of North Dakota
Degree - Second: 
B.S.
Degree Year - Second: 
1938

Judicial Career

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

Minnesota District Court

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
2/7/1955
Retirement from Active Service: 
5/1/1981
Termination Date: 
3/2/1992
Termination Reason: 
Death
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