Ronald A. Guzman

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Ronald A. Guzman
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Assumed office
November 16, 2014
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In office
November 15, 1999 – November 16, 2014
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Brian Barnett Duff
Succeeded by Jorge Luis Alonso
United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In office
1990 – November 15, 1999
Personal details
Born (1948-11-18) November 18, 1948 (age 68)
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Alma mater Lehigh University
New York University Law School

Ronald A. Guzman (born November 18, 1948) is a Senior United States federal judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Guzman received a B.A. from Lehigh University in 1970 and a J.D. from New York University Law School in 1973. He was in private practice from 1973 to 1974, and was an assistant states attorney of Cook County, Illinois from 1975 to 1980. He was a staff attorney (part-time), for the Association House of Chicago from 1980 to 1984, returning to private practice in Chicago, Illinois from 1980 to 1990. He served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from 1990 to 1999.

On August 5, 1999, Guzman was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois vacated by Brian B. Duff. Guzman was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 10, 1999, and received his commission on November 15, 1999. He assumed senior status on November 16, 2014.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Brian Barnett Duff
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
1999–2014
Succeeded by
Jorge Luis Alonso