Iowa Court of Appeals Chief Judge Larry Eisenhauer, of Ankeny, announced today that he will retire from the bench effective Sept. 30. Eisenhauer, 66, has been a judge for 28 years. Eisenhauer was born in Emporia, Kan., and received his undergraduate degree from Emporia State University in 1968. He then served in the U.S. Army for two years, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, before attending Drake University Law School. After graduating in 1974, he practiced law and served as an associate juvenile judge from 1985 to 1993. He was appointed to the district court bench in 1993 and served as a district judge until his appointment in 2001 to the Court of Appeals. He was selected chief judge in 2012. The vacancy that will occur will be filled by appointment by the governor from a list of three nominees that will be submitted by the State Judicial Nominating Commission.