History of the Federal Judiciary

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Vietor, Harold Duane
Born 1931 in Parkersburg, IA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on March 15, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on May 10, 1979, and received commission on May 11, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1985-1992. Assumed senior status on December 29, 1996.

University of Iowa, B.A., 1955
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1958

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1952-1954
Law clerk, Hon. Martin Van Oosterhout, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1958-1959
Private practice, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1959-1965
Judge, Iowa District Court, Linn County, 1965-1979; chief judge, 1970-1979


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