Judge Thomas D.
Thalken of the District
of Nebraska will retire
on December 31, 2016.
He was appointed to
the Court on January 4,
1993, succeeding Judge
Richard G. Kopf as U.S.
Judge Thalken was born in 1942 in Columbus,
Nebraska. He graduated with his bachelorís degree
from Creighton University in 1964 and his law degree
from Creighton University Law School in 1966.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1970,
assigned to posts as Military Attorney, Foreign Claims
Commissioner, and Military Judge with the 10th
Judicial Circuit in the U.S. Army Judiciary.
In 1970, he was named Assistant U.S. Attorney for the
District of Nebraska. After 11 years in this position, he
served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District
of Nebraska from 1981 until his appointment to the
federal bench in 1993.
He has been active in the Omaha and Nebraska State
Bar Associations and has taught criminal law and trial
practice at Creighton Law School. Congratulations, Judge Thalken!
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