John Wayne Delehant

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John Wayne Delehant (September 3, 1890 – April 20, 1972) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Goodland, Kansas, Delehant received an A.B. from Creighton University in 1910, an A.M. from Creighton University in 1911, and an LL.B. from Creighton University School of Law in 1913. He was in private practice in Beatrice, Nebraska from 1913 to 1942.

On January 19, 1942, Delehant was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska vacated by Thomas C. Munger. Delehant was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 9, 1942, and received his commission on February 13, 1942. He served as chief judge from 1956 to 1957, assuming senior status on April 30, 1957. Delehant served in that capacity until his death, in Omaha, Nebraska.

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