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Delehant, John Wayne

Born September 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.


Creighton University, A.B., 1910

Creighton University, A.M., 1911

Creighton University School of Law, LL.B, 1913

Professional Career

Private practice, Beatrice, Nebraska, 1913-1942


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)