Ralph R. Erickson

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Robert Ralph Erickson
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
In office
2009–2016
Preceded by Daniel L. Hovland
Succeeded by Daniel L. Hovland
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
Assumed office
March 14, 2003
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Rodney Scott Webb
Personal details
Born Robert Ralph Erickson
1959 (age 57–58)
Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Education Jamestown College B.A.
University of North Dakota J.D.

Ralph Robert Erickson (born 1959) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, Erickson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jamestown College in 1980 and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota in 1984. He was in private practice in West Fargo, North Dakota, from 1984 to 1994. He was a Magistrate judge for the Cass County Court, North Dakota from 1993 to 1994. He was a county judge for the Traill, Steele, Nelson & Griggs Counties Court, North Dakota in 1994. He was a state district judge for the East Central Judicial District Court, North Dakota from 1995 to 2003.

District court service[edit]

On January 7, 2003, Erickson was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota vacated by Rodney Scott Webb. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 12, 2003, and received his commission on March 14, 2003. He served as chief judge from 2009–2016.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Daniel L. Hovland
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
2009–2016
Succeeded by
Daniel L. Hovland
Preceded by
Rodney Scott Webb
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
2003–present
Incumbent