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Donald Roe Ross

Biography of Donald Roe Ross

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Ross
  • First Name: Donald
  • Middle Name: Roe
  • Date of Birth: June , 8 , 1922
  • Place of Birth (POB): Orleans , Nebraska (US-NE, NE, 31, NB, Nebr., Neb.)
  • Date of Death: December , 18 , 2013
  • Place of Death (POD): Omaha , Nebraska (US-NE, NE, 31, NB, Nebr., Neb.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Donald Roe Ross 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: Richard M. Nixon ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 11/30/1970
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Blackmun , Harry Andrew
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 11/30/1970
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 12/10/1970
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/11/1970
  • Commission Date: 12/12/1970
  • Retirement from Active Service: 06/13/1987
  • Date of Termination: 12/18/2013
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Donald Roe Ross in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Nebraska College of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1948

Donald Roe Ross Career Path


  • U.S. Army major, Air Corps, 1942-1946
  • Private practice, Lexington, Nebraska, 1948-1953
  • Member, Republican Executive Committee, Nebraska, 1952-1953
  • Mayor, Lexington, Nebraska, 1953
  • U.S. attorney for the District of Nebraska, 1953-1956
  • Private practice, Omaha, Nebraska, 1956-1970
  • General counsel, Republican Party of Nebraska, 1956-1958
  • Member from Nebraska, Republican National Committee, 1958-1970; vice chairman, 1965-1970


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  • Article Name: Donald Roe Ross
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  • Description: Biography of Donald Roe Ross Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Ross First Name: Donald Middle Name: Roe Date of [...]

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