John Alfred Jarvey

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John Alfred Jarvey
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
Assumed office
March 1, 2015
Preceded by James E. Gritzner
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
Assumed office
March 14, 2007
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Ronald Earl Longstaff
Personal details
Born John Alfred Jarvey
1956 (age 60–61)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Education University of Akron (B.S.)
Drake University Law School (J.D.)

John Alfred Jarvey (born 1956) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jarvey received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Akron in 1978 and a Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School in 1981. He was a law clerk to Judge Donald E. O'Brien of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa from 1981 to 1983. He was a trial attorney of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1983 to 1987.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Jarvey was a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa from 1987 to 2007. On January 9, 2007, Jarvey was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa vacated by Ronald Earl Longstaff. Jarvey was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 8, 2007, and received his commission on March 14, 2007. He became Chief Judge on March 1, 2015.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Ronald Earl Longstaff
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
2007–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
James E. Gritzner
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
2015–present