Michael Joseph Melloy

Personal

Birthday: 
1948
Birthplace: 
Dubuque, IA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1970-1972
U.S. Army Reserve, 1972-1976
Private practice, Dubuque, Iowa, 1974-1986

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, July 10, 2001; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Loras College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1970
Name of School - Second: 

University of Iowa College of Law

The highly competitive practice of law has a way of shaping a person. If you let it, it can and it will make you into a thing;...That thing the practice of law would make of you is ultimately what becomes of the once passionate, once idealistic, once hopeful, would-be world changer, who has become eroded by the routine, battering current of the practice, and who has failed to cultivate the ground cover that resists erosion of soul." For those of us in the world of work, whether as lawyers or not, tending to that initial force that drew us toward the study of law should be part of our thoughts and periodic reflections.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1974

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
Court Name: 

Iowa Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
8/17/1992
Termination Date: 
2/26/2002
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
2/14/2002
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
2/1/2013
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District of Iowa, 1986-1992

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