BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney and former chairman of the North Dakota Supreme Court Disciplinary Board has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a federal judge in North Dakota.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney and former chairman of the North Dakota Supreme Court Disciplinary Board has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a federal judge in North Dakota.

Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer announced last week that Dan Traynor, of Devils Lake, would take over for U.S. District Court Chief Justice Daniel Hovland, who is taking senior status this year. The Senate needs to confirm Traynor's nomination.

Traynor represents the State Bar Association of North Dakota in the American Bar Association House of Delegates and is an elected member of the American Law Institute. He also serves as a member of the state Board of Higher Education.

Traynor earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Dakota. Peter Welte was confirmed last month for the other federal judgeship in North Dakota.