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Delehant, John Wayne

Born October 3, 1890, in Goodland, KS
Died April 20, 1972, in Omaha, NE

Federal Judicial Service

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 19, 1942, to a seat vacated by Thomas C. Munger; Confirmed by the Senate on February 9, 1942, and received commission on February 13, 1942. Served as chief judge, 1956-1957. Assumed senior status on April 30, 1957. Service terminated on April 20, 1972, due to death.


1910 Creighton University, A.B.
1911 Creighton University, A.M.
1913 Creighton University School of Law, LL.B.

Professional Career

1913-1942 Private practice, Beatrice, Nebraska



For a discussion of President Franklin Roosevelt's selection of Judge Delehant over Senator George Norris's colleague, former Nebraska Attorney General C. A. Sorensen, see Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History, by Ted Sorensen, 2008, pp. 45-47.

Research Collections

Memorial (December 1, 1972)