Former Nebraska US Attorney, Federal Judge Dies

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A former Nebraska U.S. Attorney and 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge Donald Ross has died at his home in Omaha following a long illness. He was 91.  Ross' daughter, Joannie Wilson of Omaha says her her father died Wednesday.  Ross served as bombardier over Germany with the 306th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force during World War II. By the time he was 31, he had finished law school and was elected the mayor western Nebraska's Lexington. A few months later in 1953, he was named Nebraska's U.S. attorney.  In 1971, President Richard Nixon appointed him as a judge to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to replace Harry Blackmun, who was named to the U.S. Supreme Court.