Linda R. Reade, Judge
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
111 Seventh Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: (319) 286-2330
Born 1948 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 2002-present
Nominated by President George W. Bush on June 26, 2002, to fill a seat vacated by Judge Michael J. Melloy.
Confirmed by the Senate on November 14, 2002, and received commission on November 26, 2002.
Served as Chief Judge from 2007-2017. Assumed senior status on October 1, 2017.
Judicial Conference of the United States, Committee on Financial Disclosure, 2005-2012
Judicial Conference of the United States, Committee on Criminal Law, 2014-2016
Judicial Conference of the United States, 2016-2020
Drake University, B.A., 1970
Iowa State University, M.S., 1973
Drake University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Private practice, Des Moines, Iowa, 1980-1986
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Iowa, 1986-1993; Chief of General Criminal Prosecution Division, 1990-1993
District Judge, Iowa District Court for Polk County, Fifth Judicial District, 1993-2002