Diana E. Murphy
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit|
October 11, 1994 – November 29, 2016
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||John Gibson|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota|
February 20, 1980 – October 11, 1994
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Seat established|
|Succeeded by||Ann Montgomery|
January 4, 1934 |
Faribault, Minnesota, U.S.
|Education||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (BA, JD)|
Diana E. Murphy, (born January 4, 1934) is a Senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
State court service
She served as a state court judge on the Minnesota District Court, Fourth Judicial District from 1978 to 1980.
Federal judicial service
District Court service
Murphy was nominated by Jimmy Carter to be a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on November 30, 1979. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 20, 1980 and received her commission the same day. She served on the district court until her elevation to the Court of Appeals She served as chief judge of the district court from 1992 to 1994.
Court of Appeals service
Murphy was nominated to be a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit by Bill Clinton on July 28, 1994 and confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994. She received her commission on October 11, 1994. While on the Court of Appeals she also served as Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission from 1999 to 2004. She assumed senior status on November 29, 2016. Murphy is the first woman to serve on the Eighth Circuit.
Attorney General consideration
|New seat||Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit