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Richard Howard Battey, American federal judge. Bar: South Dakota 1953. Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1955. Member District Judges Association 8th Circuit Court Appeals (past president).

Background

Battey, Richard Howard was born on October 16, 1929 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States.

Education

Bachelor, University South Dakota, 1950. Juris Doctor, University South Dakota, 1953.

Career

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota in 1950, he received a J.D. from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1953. After serving as a United States Army Lieutenant from 1953 to 1955, he went into private practice in Redfield, South Dakota from 1955 to 1985. Battey was nominated as a Judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota by Ronald Reagan on September 27, 1985.

He was confirmed by the Senate on October 25, 1985, and received his commission on October 28, 1985. He served as chief judge from 1994-1998. He assumed senior status on January 1, 1999.

Also featured in the movie Dinosaur 13.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1955. Member District Judges Association 8th Circuit Court Appeals (past president).

Connections

Married Shirley Ann Battey. Children: David, Russell, Dianne.