Diana E. Murphy

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Diana Murphy
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Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 11, 1994
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by John Gibson
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
In office
February 20, 1980 – October 11, 1994
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Ann Montgomery
Personal details
Born (1934-01-04) January 4, 1934 (age 80)
Faribault, Minnesota, U.S.
Alma mater University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Diana E. Murphy, (born January 4, 1934) is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.[1]

Education[edit]

Murphy received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota in 1954 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1974,[2] where she was an editor on the Law Review.

Career[edit]

Murphy was nominated to that post by President Bill Clinton in 1994 and confirmed by the Senate.[2] Prior to being elevated to the Court of Appeals she was a federal district judge for the District of Minnesota from 1979 to 1994, serving as chief judge from 1992 to 1994.[2] While on the Court of Appeals she also served as Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission from 1999 to 2004.[2]

Murphy is the first woman to serve on the Eighth Circuit.[3] In 1993 she was reportedly considered for the post of Attorney General of the United States, which later went to Janet Reno.

References[edit]

Legal offices
New seat Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
1980–1994
Succeeded by
Ann Montgomery
Preceded by
John Gibson
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
1994–present
Incumbent