Michael Joseph Melloy

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Michael Melloy
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
In office
February 14, 2002 – February 1, 2013
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by George Fagg
Succeeded by Jane Louise Kelly
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
In office
1992–1999
Preceded by Donald O'Brien
Succeeded by Mark Bennett
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
In office
August 17, 1992 – February 26, 2002
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by David Hansen
Succeeded by Linda Reade
Personal details
Born (1948-01-15) January 15, 1948 (age 66)
Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.
Alma mater Loras College
University of Iowa

Michael Joseph Melloy (born January 15, 1948) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Biography[edit]

Born in Dubuque, Iowa, Melloy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loras College in 1970, and a Juris Doctorate from University of Iowa College of Law in 1974. He was also in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972, and in the United States Army Reserve from 1972 to 1976. He was in private practice in Dubuque from 1974 until 1986, when he became a judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa, a position he held until 1992.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On April 9, 1992, Melloy was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa vacated by David R. Hansen. Melloy was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 12, 1992, and received his commission on August 17, 1992. He served as chief judge from 1992 to 1999.

On September 4, 2001, Melloy was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated by George Gardner Fagg. Melloy was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 11, 2002, by a roll call vote of 91–0.[1] He received his commission on February 14, 2002.

Melloy took senior status on February 1, 2013.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
David Hansen
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
1992–2002
Succeeded by
Linda Reade
Preceded by
Donald O'Brien
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
1992–1997
Succeeded by
Mark Bennett
Preceded by
George Fagg
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
2002–2013
Vacant