Maine Judicial Branch Mourns Passing of the Honorable Thomas E. Delahanty

Date: 4/13/2021

The Honorable Thomas E. Delahanty, II, a former Justice of the Maine Superior Court and U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, passed away on April 12, 2021. Justice Delahanty was a beloved and esteemed jurist with a long record of distinguished public service. His illustrious career included serving as U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine on two separate occasions: once under President Carter, and again under President Obama. He was appointed to the Superior Court in 1983 and served as Chief Justice of the Superior Court from 1990 to 1995. He left the court in 2010 when he was appointed for the second time as U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine. Most recently, he served as Active Retired Justice of the Superior Court after concluding his tenure as U.S. Attorney.

His upbeat and engaging personality endeared him to everyone. He lived life fully and enjoyed his close relations with family and friends. He will be deeply and profoundly missed by all.

Contact: Amy Quinlan, Esq., Director of Court Communications
Phone: (207) 822-0716

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