John P. Devaney

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John P. Devaney

John P. Devaney (June 30, 1883 – September 21, 1941)[1] was Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court until 1937. Born near Lake Mills, Iowa, on June 30, 1883, he moved to Minnesota in 1901 and entered the University of Minnesota. While there, he attained the following degrees: B.A. 1905; LL.B. 1907; LL.M. 1908. Admitted to practice in 1907. Appointed Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court on September 7, 1933, and elected to that office in November, 1934. He resigned the court in 1937, and resumed the private practice of law.[2]

The Fire Department of New York operated a fireboat named John P. Devaney from 1992 to 1994.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biographies of the Justices of the Minnesota Supreme Court Archived 2012-02-06 at the Wayback Machine. at Minnesota State Law Library], posted August 24, 2010, retrieved July 20, 2011
  2. ^ Minnesota State Law Library Biographies of Justices and Judges of the Minnesota Appellate Courts Archived 2012-02-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Clarence E. Meek (July 1954). "Fireboats Through The Years". Retrieved 2015-06-28.