D. Lowell Jensen

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Delwen Lowell Jensen
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In office
June 25, 1986 – June 27, 1997
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by William H. Orrick, Jr.
Succeeded by Charles R. Breyer
United States Associate Attorney General
In office
1983–1985
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Rudolph W. Giuliani
Succeeded by Arnold I. Burns
Personal details
Born (1928-06-03) June 3, 1928 (age 88)[1]
Brigham City, Utah
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley (B.A, J.D)

Delwen Lowell Jensen (born 1928) is a former United States federal judge.

Born in Brigham City, Utah, Jensen received an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1949 and an LL.B. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall 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. He was a Deputy district attorney of Alameda County, California from 1955 to 1966. He was an Assistant district attorney of Alameda County, California from 1966 to 1969. He was a District attorney of Alameda County, California from 1969 to 1981. He was an Assistant U.S. attorney general of Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice from 1981 to 1983. He was an Associate U.S. attorney general of U.S. Department of Justice from 1983 to 1985. He was a Deputy U.S. attorney general of U.S. Department of Justice from 1985 to 1986.

Inslaw Affair (1985-1994+); a protracted legal case that alleged that top-level officials of President Ronald Reagan's (R) Department of Justice were involved in copyright violation of the Promise program from Inslaw Inc. forcing it into bankruptcy and then failed to appoint an independent counsel to investigate it.[2] D. Lowell Jensen, Deputy Attorney General was held in Contempt of Congress.[3]

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 vacated by William H. 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.[4]

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ nytimes, October 14, 1992, "Barr Rejects Request for Theft Inquiry" by Neil A. Lewis
  3. ^ http://www.nytimes, June 14, 1987, "Justice Department is Found in Contempt in a Bankruptcy" by the AP
  4. ^ Judicial Milestones: United States Courts: Retirement
Legal offices
Preceded by
Rudolph W. Giuliani
United States Associate Attorney General
1983–1985
Succeeded by
Stephen S. Trott
Preceded by
William Horsley Orrick, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
1986–1997
Succeeded by
Charles R. Breyer