Diana E. Murphy
|Diana E. Murphy|
|Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit|
November 29, 2016
|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 R. Gibson|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota|
February 20, 1980 – October 13, 1994
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629|
|Succeeded by||Ann D. Montgomery|
January 4, 1934 |
|Education||University of Minnesota (B.A.)
University of Minnesota Law School (J.D.)
Diana E. Murphy, (born January 4, 1934) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Education and career
Murphy was born in Faribault, Minnesota. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 1954. She received a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1974. At law school she was an editor of the Minnesota Law Review. She was in private practice of law in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1974 to 1976. She was a judge on the Hennepin County Municipal Court, Minnesota from 1976 to 1978. She was a judge on the Minnesota District Court, Fourth Judicial District from 1978 to 1980. She was the Commission Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission from 1999 to 2004.
Federal judicial service
Murphy was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on November 30, 1979, to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 20, 1980, and received commission the same day. She served as Chief Judge from 1992 to 1994. Her service was terminated on October 13, 1994, due to elevation to the Eighth Circuit.
Murphy was nominated by President Bill Clinton on July 28, 1994, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated by Judge John R. Gibson. She was confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on October 11, 1994. She took senior status on November 29, 2016. Murphy was the first woman to serve on the Eighth Circuit.
Attorney General consideration
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Ann D. Montgomery
John R. Gibson
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit