Daniel L. Hovland

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Daniel Lee Hovland
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
(2nd term)
Assumed office
November 1, 2016
Preceded by Ralph R. Erickson
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
(1st term)
In office
2002–2009
Preceded by Rodney Scott Webb
Succeeded by Ralph R. Erickson
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
Assumed office
November 26, 2002
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Patrick Anthony Conmy
Personal details
Born Daniel Lee Hovland
1954 (age 62–63)
Moorhead, Minnesota
Education Concordia College B.A.
University of North Dakota School of Law J.D.

Daniel Lee Hovland (born 1954) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Moorhead, Minnesota, Hovland received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College in 1976 and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1979. He was a law clerk to Judge Ralph J. Erickstad of the North Dakota Supreme Court from 1979 to 1980. He was an Assistant attorney general of Office of the Attorney General for the State of North Dakota from 1980 to 1983. He was in private practice in Bismarck, North Dakota, from 1983 to 2002. He was a Commissioner, Bismarck Park & Recreation District, North Dakota from 1992 to 2002. He was an Administrative law judge, Office of Administrative Hearings, North Dakota from 1994 to 2002.

District court service[edit]

Hovland was nominated by President George W. Bush on June 26, 2002, to a seat vacated by Patrick Anthony Conmy. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 14, 2002, and received his commission on November 26, 2002. He previously served as chief judge from 2002-2009 and reassumed that role on November 1, 2016.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Patrick Anthony Conmy
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
2002–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Rodney Scott Webb
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
(1st term)

2002–2009
Succeeded by
Ralph R. Erickson
Preceded by
Ralph R. Erickson
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
(2nd term)

2016–present
Incumbent