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Ralph R. Beistline

Ralph R. Beistline (born 1948) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska.

Ralph R. Beistline
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
Assumed office
December 31, 2015
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
In office
2009 – December 31, 2015
Preceded by John W. Sedwick
Succeeded by Timothy Mark Burgess
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
In office
March 19, 2002 – December 31, 2015
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by H. Russel Holland
Personal details
Born Ralph R. Beistline
1948 (age 68–69)
Fairbanks, Alaska
Education University of Alaska (B.A.)
University of Puget Sound School of Law (J.D.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, Beistline received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alaska in 1972 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now known as the Seattle University School of Law) in 1974. He was a law clerk to three judges on the Superior Court in Fairbanks from 1974 to 1975, and was thereafter in private practice in Alaska from 1975 to 1992. He was a judge on the Superior Court, Fairbanks, Alaska, from 1992 to 2002.

District court serviceEdit

Beistline was nominated by President George W. Bush on November 8, 2001, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Alaska vacated by H. Russel Holland. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 12, 2002, and received his commission on March 19, 2002. He assumed senior status on December 31, 2015.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
H. Russel Holland
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
2002–2015
Vacant
Preceded by
John W. Sedwick
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
2009–2015
Succeeded by
Timothy Mark Burgess