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Robert Broomfield

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Robert Broomfield
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   7/11/1985-8/12/1999
Chief:   1994-1999
Senior:   8/12/1999-7/10/2014
Preceded by:   Valdemar Cordova
Succeeded by:   Susan Bolton
Personal History
Born:   1933
Hometown:   Detroit, MI
Deceased:   7/10/2014
Undergraduate:   Pennsylvania State University, 1955
Law School:   University of Arizona, 1961
Military service:   U.S. Air Force 1955 -1958 Lieutenant; Reserve Captain 1961-1972

Robert Broomfield was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. He joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Broomfield served on senior status until his passing on July 10, 2014.[1][2]

Early life and education

Broomfield graduated from Pennsylvania State University with his bachelor's degree in 1955 and graduated from the University of Arizona with his LL.B. in 1961.

Military service

Broomfield also served as a U.S. Air Force as a active duty Lieutenant from 1955 to 1958 and as a Reserve Captain from 1961 to 1972.

Professional career

Broomfield started out his legal career as a Law Clerk and Bailiff for Superior Court Judge Jack D. Hays in the Arizona Superior Court from 1961 to 1962 before becoming a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Arizona from 1962 to 1970. Then Broomfield became a Judge in the Superior Court of Arizona from 1971 to 1985. While on the Superior Court, Broomfield was the Presiding judge for the Juvenile Division of the Arizona Superior Court from 1972 to 1974 and later became the Chief Judge of the Superior Court of Arizona from 1974 to 1985.

Judicial career

District of Arizona

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater, Broomfield was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 15, 1985, to a seat vacated by Valdemar Cordova assumed senior status. Broomfield was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 10, 1985 on a voice vote and received commission on July 11, 1985. Broomfield served as the chief judge of the court from 1994 to 1999 before later assuming senior status on August 12, 1999. Broomfield served the court until his passing on July 10, 2014, 29 years after his confirmation.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Valdemar Cordova
District of Arizona
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
Susan Bolton

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