Lyle Elmer Strom

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Lyle Elmer Strom
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
Assumed office
November 2, 1995
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
In office
1987–1994
Preceded by C. Arlen Beam
Succeeded by William G. Cambridge
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
In office
October 28, 1985 – November 2, 1995
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Albert Gerard Schatz
Succeeded by Joseph F. Bataillon
Personal details
Born Lyle Elmer Strom
(1925-01-06) January 6, 1925 (age 92)
Omaha, Nebraska
Education Creighton University B.A.
Creighton University School of Law J.D.

Lyle Elmer Strom (born January 6, 1925)[1] is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Strom received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Creighton University in 1950 and a Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law in 1953.[2] He was a United States Naval Reserve Ensign during World War II, from 1943 to 1946.[2] He was in private practice in Omaha from 1953 to 1985, also serving as an adjunct professor for the Creighton University School of Law in 1958.[3] He was a clinical professor at the Creighton University School of Law, in the Robert Spire Intern Program, from 1996 through 2005.[2][4]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 27, 1985 Strom was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska vacated by Albert Gerard Schatz. Strom was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 25, 1985 and received his commission on October 28, 1985. He served as Chief Judge from 1987 to 1994, assuming senior status on November 2, 1995. On June 6, 2017, Strom announced that he will take inactive senior status in December 2017.[5][4]

Observations[edit]

Strom has stated that his "vision for the law is that we restore the professionalism and civility that were its trademarks when [he] was admitted to practice…[6] The Nebraska high school mock trial competition is now named after Strom and is referred to as the Judge Lyle Strom High School Mock Trial Championship.[7]

Personal[edit]

In 1997 his daughter, Susan Frances Strom, died in the Heaven's Gate cult mass suicide.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Supplement to Who's who in America". Marquis Who's Who. 7 June 1987 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ a b c "Strom, Lyle Elmer - District of Nebraska - United States District Court". www.ned.uscourts.gov. 
  3. ^ "Lyle Strom - Ballotpedia". 
  4. ^ a b "Strom, Lyle Elmer - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  5. ^ writer, Emerson Clarridge / World-Herald staff. "Federal Judge Lyle Strom to take inactive senior status in December". 
  6. ^ "The Honorable Lyle E. Strom". American Inns of Court. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "THE DAILY RECORD - Print View". www.omahadailyrecord.com. 
  8. ^ Adams, Katherine Boo; Lorraine; Adams, Katherine Boo; Lorraine (6 April 1997). "TWO LIVES, TWO DEATHS" – via washingtonpost.com. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Albert Gerard Schatz
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
1985–1995
Succeeded by
Joseph F. Bataillon
Preceded by
C. Arlen Beam
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
1987–1994
Succeeded by
William G. Cambridge