Robert W. Pratt

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Robert W. Pratt
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
Assumed office
July 1, 2012
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
In office
2006–2011
Preceded by Ronald Earl Longstaff
Succeeded by James E. Gritzner
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
In office
May 27, 1997 – July 1, 2012
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Harold D. Vietor
Succeeded by Stephanie Marie Rose
Personal details
Born Robert W. Pratt
1947 (age 69–70)
Emmetsburg, Iowa, U.S.
Alma mater Iowa Lakes Community College A.A.
Loras College B.A.
Creighton University School of Law J.D.

Robert W. Pratt (born 1947) is a Senior United States federal judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Biography[edit]

Born in Emmetsburg, Iowa, Pratt received an Associate of Arts A.A. Hole from Iowa Lakes Community College in 1967, a B.A. from Loras College in 1969, and a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 1972.[1] He was a Staff attorney of Polk County Legal Aid Society from 1973 to 1974. He was in private practice in Des Moines, Iowa from 1975 to 1997.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On January 7, 1997, Pratt was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa vacated by Harold D. Vietor. Pratt was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 23, 1997, and received his commission on May 27, 1997. He served chief judge 2006-2011. He assumed senior status on July 1, 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biographical Directory of Federal Judges Pratt, Robert W". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Ronald Earl Longstaff
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
2006–2011
Succeeded by
James E. Gritzner
Preceded by
Harold D. Vietor
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
1997–2012
Succeeded by
Stephanie Marie Rose