Judge Irvin, Shenandoah, has become Senior Judge as of August 28, 2009 retiring as District Court Judge after 28 years of service. He was appointed to the bench in 1980. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 1964, and his law degree from the University of Kansas in 1967. Judge Irvin practiced law in Des Moines and Shenandoah and served as Page County attorney prior to his appointment to the bench. He is a member of the Iowa State and the American Bar Associations. He is a past president of the Iowa Judges Association.