Ronald Longstaff

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Ronald Longstaff
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   11/5/1991 - 11/5/2006
Chief:   2001 - 2006
Senior:   11/5/2006 - Present
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by:   John Jarvey
Past post:   Federal magistrate judge
Past term:   1968 - 1991
Personal History
Born:   1941
Hometown:   Pittsburg, KS
Undergraduate:   Kansas State College, B.A., 1962
Law School:   U. of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1965



Ronald Earl Longstaff is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Longstaff is a judge serving on senior status[1].

Early life and education

Longstaff graduated from Kansas State University with his bachelor's degree in 1962 and later graduated from the University of Iowa with his juris doctorate degree in 1965[1].

Professional career

Longstaff started his legal career as a Law Clerk to federal judge Roy Stephenson in the Southern District of Iowa from 1965 to 1967. In 1967, Longstaff entered into Private practice in Iowa from 1967 to 1968. Also, in addition to being a Federal magistrate judge, Longstaff was a part-time clerk for the Southern District of Iowa from 1968 to 1976 and also served as a Adjunct professor for Drake Law School from 1973 to 1976[1].

Judicial career

Southern District of Iowa

Longstaff began a long tenure as a federal magistrate judge for the Southern District of Iowa from 1968 to being appointed an Article III Judge in 1991. On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Longstaff was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on July 24, 1991, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089 which was approved by Congress[1]. Longstaff was confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 1991 on a majority voice vote and received commission on November 5, 1991[2]. Longstaff served as the chief judge of the Southern District of Iowa from 2001 to 2006 before assuming senior status on November 5, 2006[1].

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Southern District of Iowa
1991–2006
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
John Jarvey


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