An eastern Nebraska judge who has served nearly 44 years on the bench in federal district court has announced his plans to retire.
Senior U.S. District Judge Warren Urbom said Thursday that he has sent his resignation letter to President Barack Obama stating his plans to step down from the bench in April.
The 87-year-old judge reduced his schedule a few years ago to three or four days a week, but he says now it's time to quit.
Officials have already begun to share their well-wishes with Urbom.
Sen. Mike Johanns said, "Steph and I want to wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement and thank him for his more than four decades of service, both at the bench and in the United States Army."
and our nation owe Judge Urbom a debt of gratitude for his public service, both
in the military and as a U.S. District Judge," added Sen. Deb Fischer. "After more than four decades on
the bench, Judge Urbom has surely earned a fulfilling retirement in the years
Urbom says he's not quite sure what he will do with his free time after his April retirement, but he does know he plans to "have a good time."