Senior Judge Rodolfo (Rudy) Lozano of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana has died, the office of Northern District Clerk Robert N. Trgovich confirmed Thursday morning.
Lozano, 76, served 30 years on the federal bench. He was confirmed by unanimous consent to the Northern District in 1988 after his nomination by President Ronald Reagan. Lozano succeeded Judge Michael Kanne upon Kanne’s elevation to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Lozano has served as a senior judge in the Hammond Division since 2007.
A graduate of Indiana University, he also received his law degree from IU Bloomington in 1966. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve from 1966-1973 while also working in private practice in Merrillville from the time he was admitted to practice in 1966 until his appointment to the federal bench.
According to the clerk’s office, arrangements are pending.
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