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Erickson, Ralph R.
Born 1959 in Thief River Falls, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 7, 2003, to a seat vacated by Rodney S. Webb. Confirmed by the Senate on March 12, 2003, and received commission on March 14, 2003. Served as chief judge, 2009-2016.

Jamestown College, B.A., 1980
University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1984

Professional Career:
Private practice, West Fargo, North Dakota, 1984-1994
Magistrate judge, Cass County [North Dakota] Court, 1993-1994
Judge, Traill, Steele, Nelson, and Griggs Counties [North Dakota] Court, 1994
Judge, North Dakota District Court, East Central Judicial District, 1995-2003

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, September 12, 2002; no Senate vote


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