Chief Judge Eisenhauer Retirement Ceremony September 27, 2013 Print
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Written by Iowa Judicial Branch   
Friday, 13 September 2013 15:10

Des Moines, September 13, 2013—On Friday, September 27, the Iowa Court of Appeals will hold a special ceremony to mark the retirement of Chief Judge Larry J. Eisenhauer. This public ceremony will be at 3:00 p.m. in the supreme court courtroom on the fourth floor of the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 E. Court Ave., Des Moines. Overflow seating will be available in the auditorium and elsewhere in the building.

Judge Eisenhauer was born in Emporia, Kansas, and received his undergraduate degree from Emporia State University in 1968. He then served in the United States Army for two years, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, before attending Drake University Law School. After graduating in 1974, he practiced law privately and served as an associate juvenile judge from 1985 to 1993. He was appointed to the district court bench in 1993 and served as district court judge until his appointment to the court of appeals. He was selected chief judge in 2012. Judge Eisenhauer is a member of the Polk County, Iowa State, and American Bar Associations, and the Iowa Judges Association. Judge Eisenhauer is married, has two children, and one grandchild.

In 2005, Judge Eisenhauer volunteered for a six-month term as an international judge for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo. While there, he served as presiding judge on a three-judge panel in a case in which the defendants were charged with trafficking in human beings and rape, and he served as the investigating judge in a terrorism case.

In 2008, Judge Eisenhauer received the Iowa Judges Association Award of Merit. The award is given annually to recognize a judge who has made extraordinary contributions to the Iowa Judges Association and who has been a role model to new judges.

Media Advisory: The court will allow cameras and audio recording equipment in the courtroom subject to available space. If you wish to be present for the entire ceremony and have camera and recording equipment to install, please arrive twenty minutes in advance of the ceremony. If you wish to record only a portion of the proceedings inside the courtroom, please contact Steve Davis to make arrangements. The media room will also be open for use by the media. For questions about equipment set-up, contact Jim Evans at 281-5241.

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