Daniel B. Sparr

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Daniel B. Sparr (June 8, 1931 – November 9, 2006) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Sparr received a B.S. from the University of Denver in 1952 and was in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1955. He received a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law in 1966. He was in private practice in Denver, Colorado from 1966 to 1970, and working in the Office of General Counsel for Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Co., in Denver, from 1970 to 1971. He returned to private practice in Denver from 1971 to 1974, then in Lakewood, Colorado from 1974 to 1975, and again in Denver from 1975 to 1977. He was a judge on the Second Judicial District Court of Colorado from 1977 to 1990.

On January 24, 1990, Sparr was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado vacated by John C. Porfilio. Sparr was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 5, 1990, and received his commission on April 6, 1990. He assumed senior status on May 1, 2001. Sparr served in that capacity until his death, in 2006.


Legal offices
Preceded by
John Carbone Porfilio
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Succeeded by
Marcia S. Krieger