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Reade, Linda R.

Born 1948 in Sioux Falls, SD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
Nominated by George W. Bush on June 26, 2002, to a seat vacated by Michael J. Melloy. Confirmed by the Senate on November 14, 2002, and received commission on November 26, 2002. Served as chief judge, 2006-2017. Assumed senior status on October 1, 2017.

Drake University, B.A., 1970
Iowa State University, M.S., 1973
Drake University Law School, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:

Law clerk in private practice, Iowa, 1980
Private practice, Iowa, 1980-1986
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Iowa, 1986-1993; chief, General Criminal Division, 1990-1993
Judge, Iowa District Court, Fifth Judicial District, 1993-2002
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2016-2021