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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.


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.


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


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.

Dale Danilson

Edna LaRue (McMorris) Danilson

Jane Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Danilson

Sarah Danilson

Jennifer Danilson