United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
|Appeals to||Eighth Circuit|
|Established||July 20, 1882|
|Chief judge||Linda R. Reade|
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa (in case citations, N.D. Iowa) has jurisdiction over fifty-two of Iowa's ninety-nine counties. It is subject to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
The United States District Court for the District of Iowa, established on March 3, 1845, by 5 Stat. 789, was subdivided into the current Northern and Southern Districts on July 20, 1882, by 22 Stat. 172.
Presently, the court has two district judges, Chief Judge Linda R. Reade and Leonard T. Strand. There are also two senior judges, Edward J. McManus and Mark W. Bennett, and two magistrate judges, Jon S. Scoles and C.J. Williams.
It is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, with a satellite courthouse in Sioux City. Stephanie M. Rose served as the United States Attorney from 2009 to 2012, she was later commissioned to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa on September 17, 2012.
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|11||Chief Judge||Linda R. Reade||Cedar Rapids||1948||2002–present||2007–present||—||G.W. Bush|
|12||District Judge||Leonard Terry Strand||Sioux City||1965||2016–present||—||—||Obama|
|5||Senior Judge||Edward Joseph McManus||Cedar Rapids||1920||1962–1985||1962–1985||1985–present||Kennedy|
|10||Senior Judge||Mark W. Bennett||Sioux City||1950||1994–2015||1999–2006||2015–present||Clinton|
|#||Judge||State||Born–died||Active service||Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for
|1||Shiras, Oliver PerryOliver Perry Shiras||IA||1833–1916||1882–1903||—||—||Arthur, Arthur||retirement|
|2||Reed, Henry ThomasHenry Thomas Reed||IA||1846–1924||1904–1921||—||1921–1924||Roosevelt, T.T. Roosevelt||death|
|3||Scott, George CromwellGeorge Cromwell Scott||IA||1864–1948||1922–1943||—||1943–1948||Harding, Harding||death|
|4||Graven, Henry NormanHenry Norman Graven||IA||1893–1970||1944–1961||1961||1961–1970||Roosevelt, F.F. Roosevelt||death|
|6||Hanson, William CookWilliam Cook Hanson||IA||1909–1995||1962–1977||—||1977–1995||Kennedy, Kennedy||death|
|7||O'Brien, Donald EugeneDonald Eugene O'Brien||IA||1923–2015||1978–1992||1985–1992||1992–2015||Carter, Carter||death|
|8||Hansen, David RasmussenDavid Rasmussen Hansen||IA||1939–present||1986–1991||—||—||Reagan, Reagan||reappointment|
|9||Melloy, Michael JosephMichael Joseph Melloy||IA||1948–present||1992–2002||1992–1999||—||Bush, G.H.W.G.H.W. Bush||reappointment|
Succession of seats