History was made Tuesday in Des Moines as Judge Stephanie Rose took her place on the bench.
Rose was sworn in as a U.S. District judge for the Southern District of Iowa.
Attorney General Eric Holder attended the event and spoke highly of Rose. Holder says Rose is the youngest federal judge in the U.S.
The Iowa-native is also the first female judge in the district and only the second female federal judge in Iowa.
Rose was first tapped by President Barack Obama to serve as a U.S. attorney back in 2009.
In February of this year Obama chose Rose for the bench.
Rose takes Judge Robert Pratt’s position after he moved to a senior judge status.