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District Court Judge
John R. Lohff, Third Judicial District



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DATE OF BIRTH: December 29, 1943
PLACE OF BIRTH: Des Moines, Iowa
SPOUSE: Nancy Blunck
CHILDREN: Katherine
MAILING ADDRESS:
825 West 4th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
OCCUPATION: Judge

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
22 years
Anchorage: 1975-present

EDUCATION:
West High School, Waterloo, Iowa, 1959-1962, Diploma. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1962-67, B.A. Political Science. Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California, 1970-73, J.D.

MILITARY SERVICE:
U.S. Army, 7 years 9 months, Captain. Awards: Bronze Star (Vietnam Service), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Ranger, Air Borne.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
San Francisco Policeman, 1970-71 (during law school)

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Private Practice of Law, 1979-1991. Executive Director, Alaska Bar Association, 1979.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Alaska Bar Association

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Family activities, camping, hiking, woodworking, mountain climbing, reading, church


STATEMENT:

The District Court is a high volume court. Because of this high volume, District Court judges have a duty to control the flow of each case. The judge must take the time to listen to each person who appears in court and at the same time make decisions promptly. I feel that I accomplish these important tasks very capably.

My continued commitment as a judge, in both criminal and civil cases, is to perform my duties to the highest standards. I work hard to treat all parties fairly, decide justly, and use firmness tempered with compassion. Finally, I strive to maintain the highest degree of integrity in all my work as a judge. It is my earnest desire and hope to continue these important tasks for the people of Alaska.


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