Robert C. Broomfield

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Robert Broomfield
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
In office
August 12, 1999 – July 10, 2014
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
In office
1994 – August 12, 1999
Preceded by William Docker Browning
Succeeded by Stephen M. McNamee
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
In office
July 11, 1985 – August 12, 1999
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Seat established in 1984 pursuant to 71 Stat. 586
Succeeded by Susan Ritchie Bolton
Personal details
Born (1933-06-18)June 18, 1933
Detroit, Michigan, Michigan, U.S.
Died July 10, 2014(2014-07-10) (aged 81)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Spouse(s) Cuma[1]
Children Robert, Jr., and Scott, and daughter, Alyson[1]
Alma mater Pennsylvania State University
University of Arizona College of Law

Robert Cameron Broomfield (June 18, 1933 – July 10, 2014) was a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.[2] President Ronald Reagan nominated him on May 15, 1985 and he was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 10, 1985. Broomfield served as chief judge from 1994 to 1999. Chief Justice William Rehnquist appointed Broomfield to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in May 2002, a position in which he served until 2009.[1] Chief Justice William Rehnquist appointed him to the Budget Committee in 1997 and he served as a member until 2013.[1]

Broomfield earned a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University in 1955, and a LL.B. from University of Arizona College of Law in 1961.

From 1955 to 1958, Broomfield was a United States Air Force Lieutenant, and an Air Force Reserve Captain from 1961 to 1972.

He assumed senior status on August 12, 1999[3] and served in that capacity until his death. Broomfield died of cancer in a Phoenix hospice on July 10, 2014,[1] exactly 29 years from the date he was commissioned as a federal judge.

He was influential in obtaining approval for and funding of the Sandra Day O'Connor United States Courthouse in Phoenix.[1]

His former colleagues will hold a memorial service in his honor at the District Court of Arizona on July 23, 2014.[4]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established in 1984 pursuant to 71 Stat. 586
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
1985–1999
Succeeded by
Susan Ritchie Bolton