D. Lowell Jensen
Delwen Lowell Jensen (born June 3, 1928) is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Education and career
Born in Brigham City, Utah, Jensen received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1949 and a Bachelor of Laws from the UC Berkeley School of Law in 1952. He was in the United States Army Corporal from 1952 to 1954. He was in private practice in Oakland, California from 1954 to 1955.
Jensen was a deputy district attorney of Alameda County, California from 1955 to 1966. He was an assistant district attorney of Alameda County from 1966 to 1969. He was the District Attorney of Alameda County from 1969 to 1981. He was an Assistant United States Attorney General of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1981 to 1983. He was an Associate United States Attorney General of the Justice Department from 1983 to 1985. He was a Deputy United States Attorney General of the Justice Department from 1985 to 1986.
Federal judicial service
Jensen was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Jensen was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 2, 1986, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California vacated by Judge William Horsley Orrick Jr. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 24, 1986, and received his commission on June 25, 1986. He assumed senior status on June 27, 1997. He retired from the court on October 31, 2014.
- Delwen Lowell Jensen at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Civil Rights Greensboro: D. Lowell Jensen profile, uncg.edu; accessed June 8, 2017.
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