Meet Thomas E. Delahanty II
By Stephanie Woodrow | April 12, 2022 11:56 am

Thomas E. Delahanty II (St. Michael’s College, University of Maine School of Law) is nominated to be U.S. Attorney for Maine. He would replace Bush holdover Paula Silsby who has headed the office since 2001.

His vitals:

  • Born in Lewiston, Maine, in 1945.
  • Has been a justice in the Maine Superior Court since Nov. 4,1983. Served as chief justice from June 6, 1990, to June 6, 1995.
  • Was a partner at the now defunct Delahanty & Longley Law Offices in Lewiston, from August 1981 to Nov. 3, 1983.
  • Served as the U.S. Attorney for Maine from May 1980 to August 1981.
  • Was the district attorney in Prosecutorial District 3 in Auburn, Maine, from Jan. 1, 1975 to May 1980.
  • Worked part time as the county attorney in Androscoggin County, Maine, from Jan. 1, 1973, to Dec. 31, 1974.
  • Worked part time as the assistant county attorney in Androscoggin County from Jan. 1, 1971, to Dec. 31, 1972.
  • Was an associate at Marshall, Raymond & Beliveau (now Isaacson & Raymond) in Lewiston from July 1970 to Dec. 31, 1974.
  • Worked as a summer research assistant for the Central Maine Power Company in Augusta, Maine, in 1969. Also was the proprietor of a seasonal gas station called Tom’s ESSO Station in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, that summer.
  • Worked on the summer maintenance crew at Central Maine Power Company in 1967 and 1968. Also ran Tom’s ESSO Station in the summer of 1968.
  • Estimates that as an attorney and trial justice has participated in well over 1,000 trials to conclusion. Estimates that he has presided more than 1,000 cases as a Superior Court justice. As a state prosecutor he estimates that the number of cases he tried to a jury or to the court to be several hundred.

Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.

On his Office of Government Ethics financial disclosure, Delahanty reported an income from his judgeship of $112,400. He also reported owning “paintings, pottery and fine jewelry”  valued at between $15,001 and $50,000; “china, ephemera and statues” valued at between $1,001 and $15,000; and antique furniture valued at between $15,001 and $50,000.

On his Senate Judiciary financial disclosure Delahanty reported assets valued at $1.3 million, mostly from real estate, and $586,900 in liabilities from mortgages on his two properties, for a net worth of $688,800.


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