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Lawyer , State supreme court justice

John Joseph Rooney, lawyer, former state supreme court justice. Bar: South Dakota 1940, Wyoming 1952. Member Wyoming House of Representatives, 1965-1970; chairman Wyoming Democratic Committee, 1966-1971; Member American Bar Association.

Background

Rooney, John Joseph was born on November 30, 1915 in Chadron, Nebraska, United States. Son of William Peter and Armena Mae (Broghamer) Rooney.

Education

University of Colorado at Boulder (Bachelor of Arts). University of Colorado at Boulder (Bachelor of Laws).

Career

Sole practice law, Hot Springs, South Dakot, 1940-1941;special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1941-1958;member, Hickey Gray & Rooney, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1959-1972;member, Rooney Horishey Bagley & Hickey, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1972-1977;attorney general, State of Wyoming, Cheyenne, 1978;justice, Wyoming Supreme Court, Cheyenne, 1979-1986;chief justice, Wyoming Supreme Court, Cheyenne, 1983-1985;member firm, Rooney, Bagley, Hickey, Evans & Statkus, 1986-1988, retired. Member Wyoming Parole Board, 1964-1970. City attorney City of Cheyenne, 1968-1970.

Attorney Laramie County School District Northern 1, Cheyenne, 1974-1979.

Achievements

  • Bar: South Dakota 1940, Wyoming 1952.

Membership

Member Wyoming House of Representatives, 1965-1970. Chairman Wyoming Democratic Committee, 1966-1971. Member American Bar Association.

Connections

Married Velma Kruse, July 13, 1937. Children– Armena, Velma, Margaret, Kathryn, Regina, John.

father:
William Peter Rooney

mother:
Armena Mae (Broghamer) Rooney

spouse:
Velma Kruse

child:
Armena Rooney

child:
Velma Rooney

child:
Margaret Rooney

child:
Kathryn Rooney

child:
Regina Rooney

child:
John Rooney