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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa|
|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|
|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. He joined the court in 1987 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.
Early life and education
Wolle served and enlisted in the United States Army Reserve as a Sergeant from 1961 to 1967 at the height of the Vietnam Conflict.
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.
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.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Southern District of Iowa
|Magistrate judges||Celeste Bremer • Stephen B. Jackson, Jr. • Helen C. Adams •|
|Former Article III judges||
James M. Love • John Simson Woolson • Smith McPherson • Martin Joseph Wade • Charles Almon Dewey • William Stuart • William Hanson • Edwin Hicklin • Roy Stephenson • Carroll Switzer • William F. Riley •
|Former Chief judges|