History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

   Judges of the District of Arizona
Roll, John McCarthy
Born February 8, 1947, in Pittsburgh, PA
Died January 8, 2011, in Tucson, AZ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on September 23, 1991, to a seat vacated by Alfred C. Marquez. Confirmed by the Senate on November 22, 1991, and received commission on November 25, 1991. Served as chief judge, 2006-2011. Service terminated on January 8, 2011, due to death.

Education:
University of Arizona, B.A., 1969
University of Arizona College of Law, J.D., 1972
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1990

Professional Career:
Bailiff, Superior Court of Arizona, Pima County, 1972-1973
Assistant city attorney, Tucson, Arizona, 1973
Deputy county attorney, Criminal Division, Pima County, Arizona, 1973-1980
Clinical instructor, University of Arizona College of Law, 1978-1979
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Arizona, 1980-1987; Organized Crime Drug Task Force, 1982-1986; Civil Division, 1986-1987
Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division Two, 1987-1991; presiding judge, 1988-1991; vice-chief judge, 1991
Judge, Superior Court of Arizona, Pima County, Criminal Bench, 1991

 

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