Rudolph Thomas Randa was born on July 25, 1940, and died on September 5, 2016.
He was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Randa was the Chief Judge of the Court, from 2002 until October 2009.
Randa was a graduate of Milwaukee’s Riverside High School, with honors, and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, receiving academic honors and graduating as a distinguished military graduate in 1963.
He received his Juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1966.
When he left Vietnam, Randa was appointed to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office in Washington.
Randa returned to Milwaukee in 1970
He served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Milwaukee, from 1970 to 1973.
During 1973, he became the Principal City Attorney for Milwaukee.
During 1992, Randa was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to become a federal district judge in the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
His nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 11, 1992, on unanimous consent.
Judge Randa succeeded Judge Robert Warren.
Rudolph T. Randa served as Chief Judge of the District from 2002-2009.
And in 2002, Rudolph T. Randa was appointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist to serve on the Codes of Conduct Committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference.
He was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, however, the cancer was an astrocytoma, a fast growing cancer.
Rudolph T. Randa passed away at 76 years old.