History of the Federal Judiciary


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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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