Ronald Earl Longstaff

Personal

Birthday: 
1941
Birthplace: 
Pittsburg, KS
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Roy L. Stephenson, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1965-1967
Private practice, Des Moines, Iowa, 1967-1968
Clerk, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1968-1976
Adjunct professor, Drake Law School, 1973-1976

Education

Name of School: 
Kansas State College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University)
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1962
Name of School - Second: 

University of Iowa College of Law

The highly competitive practice of law has a way of shaping a person. If you let it, it can and it will make you into a thing;...That thing the practice of law would make of you is ultimately what becomes of the once passionate, once idealistic, once hopeful, would-be world changer, who has become eroded by the routine, battering current of the practice, and who has failed to cultivate the ground cover that resists erosion of soul." For those of us in the world of work, whether as lawyers or not, tending to that initial force that drew us toward the study of law should be part of our thoughts and periodic reflections.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1965

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Court Name: 

Iowa Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
11/5/1991
Retirement from Active Service: 
11/5/2006
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1968-1991

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