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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Arizona|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||7/11/1985 - 8/12/1999|
|Chief:||1994 - 1999|
|Senior:||8/12/1999 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Valdemar Cordova|
|Succeeded by:||Susan Bolton|
|Home State:||Detroit, MI|
|Bachelors:||Pennsylvania State U., B.S., 1955|
|Law School:||U. of Arizona, LL.B., 1961|
|Military service:||U.S. Air Force 1955 - 1958 Lieutenant; Reserve Captain 1961 - 1972|
Robert Broomfield is 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 is a judge serving on senior status.
Early life and education
Broomfield graduated from Pennsylvania State University with his Bachelor's Degree in 1955 and later graduated from the University of Arizona with his Law Degree in 1961. 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.
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.
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 Senate voteand 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.
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Arizona
|Magistrate judges||Lawrence Anderson • David Duncan • Michelle Burns • Mark Aspey • Hector Estrada • D. Thomas Ferraro • Steven Logan • Jacqueline Marshall • Charles Pyle • Bernardo Velasco • James F. Metcalf • John Buttrick •|
|Former Article III judges||
William Henry Sawtelle • Richard Elihu Sloan • Fred Clinton Jacobs • John Roll • Mary Murguia • Albert Morris Sames • David Ling • Richard Bilby • William Browning • William Copple • Valdemar Cordova • Walter Craig • Arthur Davis • William Frey • Charles Muecke • Mary Richey • Howard Speakman • Charles Hardy • James A. Walsh •
|Former Chief judges|