Warren Keith Urbom
Born in Atlanta, Nebraska, Urbom was a Technical Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II, from 1944 to 1946. He received an A.B. from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1950 and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1953. He was in private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1953 to 1970.
On March 11, 1970, Urbom was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska vacated by Robert Van Pelt. Urbom was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 23, 1970, and received his commission on April 24, 1970. He served as chief judge from 1972-1986. He was also an adjunct instructor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law from 1979 to 1990. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1990.
On August 22, 2013, Urbom announced that he would step down from the bench in April 2014.
- Tim Phillips, "Judge Who Presided Over Wounded Knee Trials Will Step Down From the Bench in April", Activist Defense, August 24, 2013.
- Warren Keith Urbom at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.