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Daniel James Dinan, American federal judge. Bar: Virginia 1960, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976. Recipient awards United States Attorney General, 1964, 68, 73, 78. Served with United States Marine Corps; Member American Bar Association.


Dinan, Daniel James was born on March 21, 1929 in New Haven. Son of Matthew Edward and Helen M. (Hennessey) Dinan.


Bachelor of Specialized Studies, Fairfield University, 1952. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1960.


He received a B.S.S. in History from Fairfield University in 1952, and an LL.B. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1960. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1961. From 1961 to 1979, he worked in the tax division of the United States Department of Justice, serving as Assistant Chief of the Civil Trial Section of that department from 1970 to 1979.

From 1977 to 1979, he also taught trial practice and techniques, evidence and civil procedure in Attorney General's Advocacy Institute. Dinan was appointed to be a Special Trial Judge for the United States Tax Court on February 4, 1979.


Served with United States Marine Corps. Member American Bar Association.


Married Patricia Jane Brainard, September 15, 1956. Children: Kevin Matthew, James Howard.