Judge Bauch, Cedar Falls, was appointed to the bench in 1985. Born in Marshalltown, Iowa, he earned both his bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Iowa. After law school, he served in the Unites States Marine Corps from 1969 to 1972. From 1973 to 1978, Judge Bauch was in West Germany, serving on the defense counsel. He has also worked as Black Hawk assistant County attorney and Black Hawk County attorney. Judge Bauch is a member of the Black Hawk County and Iowa State Bar Association. He is married with four children.