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Richard Battey

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Richard Battey
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   10/28/1985 - 1/1/1999
Chief:   1994 - 1998
Senior:   1/1/1999 - Present
Preceded by:   Andrew Bogue
Succeeded by:   Karen Schreier
Personal History
Born:   1929
Hometown:   Aberdeen, SD
Undergraduate:   U. of South Dakota, 1950
Law School:   U. of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1953
Military service:   U.S. Army 1953 - 1955



Richard Battey is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota. Battey is a judge serving on senior status.

On the unanimous recommendation of U.S. Senators James Abdonor and Larry Pressler, Battey was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 27, 1985 to a seat vacated by Andrew Bogue as Bouge went on senior status. Battey was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 25, 1985 on a Senate Vote and received commission on October 28, 1985. Battey served as chief judge from 1994 to 1998 before assuming senior status on January 1, 1999.[1] Battey was succeeded in this position by Karen Schreier.

Early life and education

Battey graduated from the University of South Dakota with both his bachelor's and Juris Doctorate degree in 1953, and also served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955[1].

Professional career

Battey served as a Private practice attorney during his pre-judicial legal career in Redfield, SD from 1955 to 1985. In addition to his private practice work, he was also the City Attorney for Redfield, SD from 1956 to 1963 and served as the State's Attorney for Spink County, SD from 1959 to 1965 and 1981 to 1985.[1]

Judicial career

District of South Dakota

On the unanimous recommendation of U.S. Senators James Abdonor and Larry Pressler, Battey was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 27, 1985 to a seat vacated by Andrew Bogue as Bouge went on senior status. Battey was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 25, 1985 on a Senate Vote and received commission on October 28, 1985. Battey served as chief judge from 1994 to 1998 before assuming senior status on January 1, 1999.[1] Battey was succeeded in this position by Karen Schreier.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Andrew Bogue
District of South Dakota
1985–1999
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Karen Schreier


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