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Kenneth Ryskamp

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Kenneth Ryskamp
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #6T
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   4/24/1986 - 1/1/2000
Senior:   1/1/2000- Present
Preceded by:   Joseph Eaton
Succeeded by:   Paul Huck
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Calvin College, B.A., 1955
Law School:   University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1956

Kenneth L. Ryskamp is an Article III federal judge for United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He joined the court in 1986 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Ryskamp is a judge serving on senior status.

Early life and education

A native of Michigan, Ryskamp graduated from Calvin College with his bachelor's degree in 1955 and later graduated from the University of Miami School of Law with his juris doctorate degree in 1956

Professional career

Ryskamp started as a Law clerk for former Florida Appeals Judge Mallory Horton in the Third District Court of Appeals of Florida from 1957 to 1959 before spending the rest of his pre-judicial legal career as a Private practice attorney in the State of Florida from 1959 to 1986.

Judicial career

Southern District of Florida

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Paula Hawkins, Ryskamp was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on March 12, 1986 to a seat vacated by Joseph Eaton as Eaton went on senior status.[1] Ryskamp was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 23, 1986 on a senate vote and received commission on April 24, 1986. Ryskamp later assumed senior status on January 1, 2000. Ryskamp was succeeded in this position by Paul Huck.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Joseph Eaton
Southern District of Florida
Seat #6T
Succeeded by:
Paul Huck