September/October 2006 issue

Judge Murphy Honored with Portrait


Judge Diana Murphy Honored with Portrait On October 23, 2006, a ceremony was held by the District Court of Minnesota to unveil a portrait of the Honorable Diana E. Murphy.

Chief Judge James Rosenbaum presided over the ceremony. The speakers included Judge Jonathan Lebedoff and former law clerks Margaret Chutich, Daniel Gustafson, and Patrick O’Brien. The presentation of the portrait was made by Cyd Wicker, the artist, and Laura Murphy, Judge Murphy’s grand-daughter.

Judge Murphy has served on the federal bench for 26 years. She served as a U.S. District Judge for the District of Minnesota from 1980 until 1994, when she was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She continues to serve as an active Circuit Judge. Congratulations, Judge Murphy!