History of the Federal Judiciary


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Peterson, Rosanna Malouf
Born 1951 in Salt Lake City, UT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Nominated by Barack Obama on October 13, 2009, to a seat vacated by Frederick L. Van Sickle. Confirmed by the Senate on January 25, 2010, and received commission on January 26, 2010. Served as chief judge, 2011-present.

Education:
University of North Dakota, B.A., 1977
University of North Dakota, M.A., 1983
University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1991

Professional Career:
Lecturer, Department of English, University of North Dakota, 1984-1988
Staff attorney, Hon. Fred Van Sickle, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1991-1993
Private practice, 1993-2010
Faculty, Gonzaga University School of Law, 1999-2010; adjunct professor of law, 1999-2005; director of externship program, 2002-2010; visiting professor of law, 2005-2007; assistant professor of law, 2007-2010

 

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