History of the Federal Judiciary

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Matsch, Richard Paul
Born 1930 in Burlington, IA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on January 31, 1974, to a seat vacated by Olin H. Chilson. Confirmed by the Senate on March 1, 1974, and received commission on March 8, 1974. Served as chief judge, 1994-2000. Assumed senior status on July 1, 2003.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of Colorado, 1973-1974

University of Michigan, A.B., 1951
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1953

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1953-1955
Private practice, Denver, Colorado, 1956-1959, 1963-1965
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Colorado, 1959-1961
Deputy city attorney, City and County of Denver, Colorado, 1961-1963
Referee in bankruptcy, District of Colorado, 1965-1973


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