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Francis Dominic Murnaghan

Biography of Francis Dominic Murnaghan Jr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Murnaghan
  • First Name: Francis
  • Middle Name: Dominic
  • Generational Suffix: Jr.
  • Date of Birth: June , 20 , 1920
  • Place of Birth (POB): Baltimore , Maryland (US-MD, MD, 24, Md.)
  • Date of Death: August , 31 , 2000
  • Place of Death (POD): Baltimore , Maryland (US-MD, MD, 24, Md.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Francis Dominic Murnaghan Jr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 05/08/1979
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 92 Stat. 1629
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 05/08/1979
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 07/10/1979
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 07/12/1979
  • Commission Date: 07/13/1979
  • Date of Termination: 08/31/2000
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Francis Dominic Murnaghan Jr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: Johns Hopkins University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1941

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Harvard Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1948

Francis Dominic Murnaghan Jr. Career Path


  • U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1942-1946
  • Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1948-1950
  • Staff attorney, High Commission on Germany, U.S. Department of State, Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, 1950-1952
  • Assistant attorney general, State of Maryland, 1952-1954
  • Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1954-1979


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