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