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Donald Pomery Lay

Biography of Donald Pomery Lay

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Lay
  • First Name: Donald
  • Middle Name: Pomery
  • Date of Birth: August , 24 , 1926
  • Place of Birth (POB): Princeton , Illinois (US-IL, IL, 17, Ill., Il., Ills., Ill's)
  • Date of Death: April , 29 , 2007
  • Place of Death (POD): North Oaks , Minnesota (US-MN, MN, 27, Minn., Mn.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Donald Pomery Lay Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Lyndon B. Johnson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 07/11/1966
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Johnsen , Harvey M.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 07/11/1966
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 07/21/1966
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 07/22/1966
  • Commission Date: 07/22/1966
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1979
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1992
  • Retirement from Active Service: 01/07/1992
  • Date of Termination: 04/29/2007
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Donald Pomery Lay in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Iowa
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1949

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Iowa College of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1951

Donald Pomery Lay Career Path


  • U.S. Navy seaman, 1944-1945
  • Private practice, Omaha, Nebraska, 1951-1953, 1954-1966
  • Private practice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1953-1954
  • Instructor, Omaha University School of Law, 1956-1957
  • Instructor, William Mitchell School of Law, 1983-2007
  • Professor, University of Minnesota School of Law, 1983-2007


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