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Rodney Webb

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Rodney Webb
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
Title:   Former Federal Judge
Position:   Seat #2T
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   12/21/1987 - 12/31/2001
Chief:   1993 - 2001
Senior:   12/31/2001 - 8/9/2009
Preceded by:   Paul Benson
Succeeded by:   Ralph Erickson
Personal History
Born:   June 21, 1935
Hometown:   Cavalier, ND
Deceased:   August 9, 2009
Undergraduate:   University of North Dakota, B.S., 1957
Law School:   University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1959

Rodney Scott Webb is a former Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota. He joined the court in 1987 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Webb died on August 10, 2009 after a battle with cancer.[1][2]

Early life and education

A North Dakota native, Webb graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks with his bachelor's and Juris Doctor Degrees in 1957 and 1959.[3]

Professional career

From 1959 to 1981, Webb entered into private practice in the State of North Dakota. In addition to his private practice work, Webb served as the Walsh County States Attorney from 1967 to 1974 and was a Special Assistant Attorney General for North Dakota on a part-time basis from 1970 to 1981. Webb began his judicial career as a part-time municipal judge for the City of Grafton, ND from 1975 to 1981 before being appointed by President Ronald Reagan as the US Attorney for the District of North Dakota from 1981-1987.[3]

Judicial career

District of North Dakota

On the recommendation of the entire Congressional Delegation of North Dakota, Webb was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 5, 1987, to a seat vacated by Paul Benson as Benson went on senior status. Webb was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 19, 1987 and received commission on December 21, 1987. Webb served as the Chief Judge from 1993-2001 before assuming senior status on December 31, 2001.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Paul Benson
District of North Dakota
Seat #2T
Succeeded by:
Ralph Erickson

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