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Collins, Raner Christercunean

Born 1952 in Malvern, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 11, 1998, to a seat vacated by William D. Browning. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 1998, and received commission on August 3, 1998. Served as chief judge, 2013-2018. Assumed senior status on March 4, 2019.

Arkansas Polytechnic College (now Arkansas Tech University), B.A., 1973
University of Arizona College of Law (now James E. Rogers College of Law), J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

Pima County [Arizona] Attorney's Office, 1975-1981; law clerk, 1975-1976; trial attorney, 1976-1981
Magistrate, Tucson [Arizona] City Court, 1981-1983
County attorney, Pima County, Arizona, 1983-1985
Judge pro tem, Superior Court of Arizona, Pima County, 1985-1988
Judge, Superior Court of Arizona, Pima County, 1988-1998