James Gritzner

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James Gritzner
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   2/19/2002 - Present
Chief:   2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Charles Wolle
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Charles City, IA
Undergraduate:   Dakota Wesleyan U., B.A., 1969
Law School:   Drake U. Law School, J.D., 1979
Grad. School:   The U. of Northern Iowa, M.A., 1974

James Gritzner is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. He joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Gritzner became chief judge of the court in 2011.[1]

Early life and education

Gritzner graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University with his bachelor's degree in 1969, then graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with his Master's degree in 1974 before attaining his J.D. degree from Drake University Law School in 1979.[1]

Professional career

Gritzner began his legal career as an assistant to Magistrate Judge Ronald Longstaff in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa from 1977 to 1979. From 1979 to 2002, Gritzner was an attorney in private practice. Gritzner also served as a member of the Iowa Board of Parole from 1980 to 1982.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of Iowa

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Gritzner was nominated by President George W. Bush on July 2001 to a seat vacated by Judge Charles Wolle as Wolle went on senior status. Gritzner was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 14, 2002 on a majority voice vote and received commission on February 19, 2002. Gritzner became chief judge of the court in 2011.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Charles Wolle
Southern District of Iowa
2002–Current
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
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