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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa|
|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|
|Home State:||Pittsburg, KS|
|Bachelors:||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.
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.
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.
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. Longstaff was confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 1991 on a majority voice vote and received commission on November 5, 1991. Longstaff served as the chief judge of the Southern District of Iowa from 2001 to 2006 before assuming senior status on November 5, 2006.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Southern District of Iowa
|Magistrate judges||Thomas Shields • Celeste Bremer • Ross Walters •|
|Former Article III judges||
James M. Love • John Simson Woolson • Smith McPherson • Martin Joseph Wade • Charles Almon Dewey • William Stuart • William Hanson • Edwin Hicklin • Roy Stephenson • Carroll Switzer • William F. Riley •
|Former Chief judges|