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Bennett, Mark W.

Born 1950 in Milwaukee, WI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 21, 1994, to a seat vacated by Donald E. O`Brien. Confirmed by the Senate on August 9, 1994, and received commission on August 26, 1994. Served as chief judge, 1999-2006. Assumed senior status on June 4, 2015. Service terminated on March 2, 2019, due to retirement.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 1991-1994

Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., 1972
Drake University Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

Private practice, Des Moines, Iowa, 1975-1991
General counsel, Iowa Civil Liberties Union, 1975-1989
Supervising attorney, Drake University Law School, Legal Ethics Clinic, 1981-1983
Lecturer in law/trial advocacy, University of Iowa College of Law, 1984-1985
Special prosecutor, Committee of Professional Ethics and Conduct of the Iowa State Bar, 1987
Instructor, Drake University Trial Advocacy Institute, 1987-1989