History of the Federal Judiciary

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Kopf, Richard George
Born 1946 in Toledo, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on April 7, 1992, to a seat vacated by Warren K. Urbom. Confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 1992, and received commission on May 26, 1992. Served as chief judge, 1999-2004. Assumed senior status on December 1, 2011.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1987-1992

Kearney State College (now University of Nebraska Kearney), B.A., 1969
University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Donald Ross, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1972-1974
Private practice, Lexington, Nebraska, 1974-1986
Counsel, State of Nebraska, impeachment of Attorney General Paul Douglas, 1984


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