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Statement of U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn on the Passing of Senior Judge Wiley Y. Daniel

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

While many of us work to make a difference in the legal profession, the Honorable Senior Judge Wiley Y. Daniel led the way.  He was a trailblazer.  Since arriving in Colorado in 1977, he pushed our state to become better - and thanks to him - it did.  We celebrate his life of leadership, as a lawyer who was the first African American elected President of the Colorado Bar Association, appointed District Court Judge to the United States District Court and, later, the Chief Judge of that Court.  Judge Daniel always worked to make things better and he succeeded, often with a warm smile that made you glad to be in his presence.  We mourn his passing and will miss him dearly.  But we are all grateful to have appeared before him, and to have been shaped by his vision and his leadership.

Updated May 12, 2019