Bandstra, Ted E. was born on January 27, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Bachelor in Political Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1969. Master of Arts in Psychology, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, 1978. Juris Doctor, University of Miami Law School, 1981.
Police officer Grand Rapids Police Department, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1969-1972. Teacher Westminster Christian School, Miami, Florida, 1972-1976. Associate attorney Katten, Muchin et al., Chicago, 1981-1983.
Prosecutor United States Attorney's Ofc., Miami, Florida, 1983-1986. Associate attorney Fowler, White, et al., 1986-1989. Magistrate judge The United States of America District Court (southern district) Florida, since 1989.