History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Iowa

   Judges of the Southern District of Iowa
Longstaff, Ronald Earl
Born 1941 in Pittsburg, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on July 24, 1991, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 1991, and received commission on November 5, 1991. Served as chief judge, 2001-2006. Assumed senior status on November 5, 2006.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1968-1991

Education:
Kansas State College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University), B.A., 1962
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1965

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Roy L. Stephenson, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1965-1967
Private practice, Des Moines, Iowa, 1967-1968
Clerk, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1968-1976
Adjunct professor, Drake Law School, 1973-1976

 

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