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David Ray Danilson

David Ray Danilson, American lawyer. Bar: Nebraska 1979, Iowa 1980, United States District Court (southern district) Iowa 1980.


  • Danilson, David Ray was born on March 10, 1954 in Perry, Iowa, United States. Son of Dale and Edna LaRue (McMorris) Danilson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1976. Juris Doctor, Creighton University, 1979.


    • Assistant trust officer Omaha National Bank, 1979-1980. Sole practice Boone, Iowa, 1980-1987. Mgistrate, 1981-1987.

      District associate judge, 1987-1996. District judge, 1997—2005. Assistant chief district judge, since 2005.

      Judicial hospitalization referee State of Iowa, Boone, 1981. Faculty member Iowa Magistrate Conference, Des Moines, 1985-1987. Board directors Judicial District 2B, Iowa.

      Chairman Boone Estate and Finance Planners, 1984.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Nebraska 1979, Iowa 1980, United States District Court (southern district) Iowa 1980.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Board directors Boone County Fair Board, 1984-1990, Boone County Prevention and Community Services, 1985-1986. Trustee National Court Reports Foundation, 2001-2004. Member American Bar Association, Iowa Bar Association, Boone County Bar Association (president 1982-1983), American Judicature Society, Boone Chamber of Commerce (chairman legislation committee 1986-1987, chairman agril. committee 1984), Boone Junior Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1983), Association Ltd.

    Jurisdiction Judges (board directors 1985, Iowa Judges Association (board directors 1998-2002).


    • Married Jane Fitzgerald, November 30, 1996. Children: Elizabeth, Sarah, Jennifer.
    • father: Dale Danilson
    • mother: Edna LaRue (McMorris) Danilson
    • spouse: Jane Fitzgerald
    • children: Elizabeth Danilson
    • Sarah Danilson
    • Jennifer Danilson
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    Born March 10, 1954
    (age 63)