Charles Wolle

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Charles Wolle
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   8/6/1987 - 10/16/2001
Chief:   1992 - 2001
Senior:   10/16/2001 - Present
Preceded by:   William Stuart
Succeeded by:   James Gritzner
Past post:   Justice, Iowa Supreme Court
Past term:   1983-1987
Personal History
Born:   1935
Hometown:   Sioux City, IA
Undergraduate:   Harvard College, A.B., 1959
Law School:   University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1961
Military service:   U.S. Army 1961 - 1967

Charles Wolle is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. Wolle is serving on senior status.[1] He joined the court in 1987 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.

Early life and education

Wolle graduated from Harvard College with his bachelor's degree in 1959 and from the University of Iowa College of Law with his J.D. degree in 1961.[1]

Military service

Wolle served and enlisted in the United States Army Reserve as a Sergeant from 1961 to 1967 at the height of the Vietnam Conflict.[1]

Professional career

Wolle began his legal career as a private practice attorney in Iowa from 1961 to 1980. In 1981, Wolle was appointed by the Iowa Judicial Nominating Commission as a judge for Iowa District Three. He served on that court for two years, until being appointed to the Iowa Supreme Court. Wolle has served as a faculty member at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of Iowa

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Wolle was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on July 1, 1987 to a seat vacated by William Stuart as Stuart went on senior status. Wolle was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 5, 1987 and received commission on August 6, 1987. Wolle served as chief judge of the Southern District of Iowa from 1992 to 2001 before assuming senior status on October 16, 2001.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Stuart
Southern District of Iowa
1987–2001
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
James Gritzner


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