History of the Federal Judiciary


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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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