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Roger Wollman

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Roger Wollman
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Station:   Sioux Falls, SD
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   7/22/1985 - Present
Chief:   1999-2002
Personal History
Born:   1934
Hometown:   Frankfort, SD
Undergraduate:   Tabor College '57
Law School:   U. of South Dakota '62
Grad. School:   Harvard Law (L.L.M.) '64



Roger Leland Wollmann (b. 1934) is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.

Early life and education

Born in Frankfort, South Dakota, Wollmann graduated from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas with his bachelor's degree in 1957, and later received his Juris Doctor degree in 1962 from the University of South Dakota School of Law. Wollmann earned a Master's of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1964.[1]

From 1957 to 1959, Wollmann served in the United States Army.[1]

Professional career

Wollmann was a law clerk for District Judge George Mickelson of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota from 1962 to 1963. Wollmann entered private practice in South Dakota from 1964 to 1971. Wollmann served as State's Attorney for Brown County, South Dakota from 1967 to 1971. In 1971, the South Dakota Judicial Qualifications Commission appointed Williams to serve as Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court until 1985. Wollmann also served as the Chief Justice of the Court from 1978 to 1982.[1]

Judicial career

Wollmann was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on June 25, 1985 to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333, which was approved by Congress. Wollmann was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 19, 1985 on a Senate vote and received commission on July 22, 1985. Wollmann served as Chief Judge of the Court from 1999 to 2002.[2]

Awards and associations

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
1985–present
Succeeded by:
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