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Charles Robert Wolle, American Federal judge. Bar: Iowa 1961. Vice president of the board directors Sioux City Symphony, 1972-1977; secretary, board directors Morningside College, Sioux City, 1977-1981; Fellow American College Trial Lawyers; member American Bar Association, Iowa Bar Association, Sioux City Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1977-1978).

Background

Wolle, Charles Robert was born on October 16, 1935 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. Son of William Carl and Vivian (Down) Wolle.

Education

Harvard University (Bachelor of Arts). University of Iowa (Juris Doctor).

Career

Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Wolle received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1959 and a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1961. He was in private practice in Sioux City from 1961 to 1980, also serving as a Reserve Sergeant in the United States Army from 1961 to 1967. He was a judge on the Iowa District Court, Third Judicial District, from 1981 to 1983.

He became a justice of the Iowa Supreme Court on March 11, 1983, serving until August 12, 1987. On July 1, 1987, Wolle was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa that was vacated when Judge William C. Stuart assumed senior status. Wolle was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 1987, and received his commission on August 6, 1987.

He served as Chief Judge of the Southern District from 1992 to 2001, and assumed senior status on October 16, 2001.

Membership

Vice president of the board directors Sioux City Symphony, 1972-1977. Secretary, board directors Morningside College, Sioux City, 1977-1981. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers.

Member American Bar Association, Iowa Bar Association, Sioux City Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1977-1978).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sports, art, music, literature.

Connections

Married Kerstin Birgitta Wennerstrom, June 26, 1961. Children: Karl Johan Knut, Erik Vernon, Thomas Dag, Aaron Charles.