D. Lowell Jensen

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D. Lowell Jensen
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In office
June 27, 1997 – October 31, 2014
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 Horsley Orrick Jr.
Succeeded by Charles R. Breyer
21st United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
1985–1986
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Carol E. Dinkins
Succeeded by Arnold Burns
United States Associate Attorney General
In office
1983–1985
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Rudy Giuliani
Succeeded by Arnold Burns
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division
In office
1981–1983
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Philip Heymann
Succeeded by Stephen S. Trott
Personal details
Born Delwen Lowell Jensen
(1928-06-03) June 3, 1928 (age 90)
Brigham City, Utah
Political party Democratic
Education University of California, Berkeley (A.B.)
UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D.)

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[edit]

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.[1]

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.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

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.[1] He retired from the court on October 31, 2014.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jensen, Delwen Lowell - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  2. ^ Profile, uscourts.gov; accessed June 8, 2017.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Rudy 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