Rodney Scott Webb

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Rodney Scott Webb
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
In office
December 21, 1987 – December 31, 2001
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Paul Benson
Succeeded by Ralph R. Erickson
Personal details
Born (1935-06-21)June 21, 1935
Cavalier, North Dakota, U.S.
Died August 9, 2009(2009-08-09) (aged 74)
Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.
Spouse(s) Betty (Lykken) Webb
Children Sharon Roche
Crystal Wosick
Todd Webb
Wade Webb
Susan Yackee
Rebecca Jean Webb
Parents Chester Webb
Aylza (Martin) Webb
Alma mater University of North Dakota
University of North Dakota School of Law
Occupation American federal judge
Religion Lutheran

Rodney Scott Webb (June 21, 1935 - August 9, 2009) was an American federal judge.

Webb was born in Cavalier, North Dakota. He earned a B.S. from the University of North Dakota in 1957 and a J.D. from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1959. He had a private practice in Grafton, North Dakota from 1959 to 1981.[1]

Webb served as:

  • Walsh County State's Attorney, 1967 to 1974
  • Special Assistant Attorney General for North Dakota, 1970 to 1981
  • Grafton municipal judge, 1975 to 1981
  • United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota, 1981 to 1987

Webb was a member of the United States Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys and member of the Indian Affairs Subcommittee. He retired from the North Dakota Army National Guard J.A.G. Corps with the rank of Colonel.

Webb was nominated on May 5, 1987, by President Ronald Reagan to the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, succeeding Paul Benson. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 19, 1987, and received his commission on December 21, 1987. He served as chief judge from 1993 to 2001. He assumed senior status on January 1, 2002.[2]


His son, Wade, is a state district judge in Fargo, North Dakota. Wade Webb was sworn into office by his father in 2003.


Judge Webb died in Fargo on Sunday, August 9, 2009, aged 74, from complications of cancer.[3]


  1. ^ "Rodney S. Webb". Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  2. ^ "Rodney Webb 1935-2009". North Dakota Supreme Court News. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  3. ^ ND Federal Judge Rodney Webb dies