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Battey, Richard Howard

Born October 16, 1929, in Aberdeen, SD
Died May 6, 2017, in Alexandria, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 27, 1985, to a seat vacated by Andrew W. Bogue. Confirmed by the Senate on October 25, 1985, and received commission on October 28, 1985. Served as chief judge, 1994-1998. Assumed senior status on January 1, 1999. Service terminated on May 6, 2017, due to death.

University of South Dakota, 1950
University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1953

Professional Career:

U.S. Army lieutenant, 1953-1955
Private practice, Redfield, South Dakota, 1955-1985
City attorney, Redfield, South Dakota, 1956-1963
State's attorney, Spink County, South Dakota, 1959-1965, 1981-1985