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.
Creighton University, A.B., 1910
Creighton University, A.M., 1911
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.