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Gritzner, James E.
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Charles R. Wolle. Confirmed by the Senate on February 14, 2002, and received commission on February 19, 2002. Served as chief judge, 2011-2015. Assumed senior status on March 1, 2015.
Dakota Wesleyan University, B.A., 1969
University of Northern Iowa, M.A., 1974
Drake University Law School, J.D., 1979
Assistant, U.S. Magistrate Ronald Longstaff, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 1977-1979
Private practice, 1979-2002
Member, Iowa Board of Parole, 1980-1982
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, July 10, 2001; no Senate vote