Francis Lund Van Dusen

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Francis Lund Van Dusen (May 16, 1912 – May 26, 1993) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Van Dusen received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1934 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1937. He was in private practice in Philadelphia from 1937 to 1941. During World War II, he became an attorney in the Office of the Administrator of Export Control, Washington, D.C. in 1941, and then a senior attorney of the U.S. Office of Production Management, War Production Board, Washington, D.C. from 1941 to 1942. He was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945. He thereafter returned to private practice in Philadelphia until 1955.

On March 20, 1955, Van Dusen was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania vacated by Guy K. Bard. Van Dusen was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 29, 1955, and received his commission on August 1, 1955. On January 16, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Van Dusen for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated by James Cullen Ganey. Van Dusen was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 12, 1967, and received his commission the same day, and vacated his District Court seat on June 26, 1967. Van Dusen assumed senior status on May 16, 1977, serving in that capacity until his death, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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