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U.S. District Court in Missouri

U.S. District Judges for Missouri, 1943 (may be incomplete!)
Richard M. Duncan 1943

U.S. District Judges for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1857-2017 (may be incomplete!)
Samuel Treat 1857-87 Amos Madden Thayer 1887-94 Henry S. Priest 1894-95 Elmer Bragg Adams 1895-1905 Gustavus A. Finkelnburg 1905-07 David P. Dyer 1907 Charles B. Faris 1919-30 George Moore 1935-62 Rubey M. Hulen 1943-56 James H. Meredith 1962-79 John Keating Regan 1962-77 William Robert Collinson 1965-80 William H. Webster 1970-73 H. Kenneth Wangelin 1970-83 William L. Hungate 1979-92 Clyde S. Cahill, Jr. 1980-92 Joseph E. Stevens, Jr. 1981-95 George F. Gunn, Jr. 1985-96 Jean Constance Hamilton 1990-2013 Donald J. Stohr 1992-2006 Charles Alexander Shaw 1993-2009 E. Richard Webber 1995-2009 Rodney W. Sippel 1997- Henry Edward Autrey 2002-

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1887 Mar 5: Samuel Treat, retired.
  • 1895 May 23: Henry S. Priest, resigned.
  • 1907 Mar 31: Gustavus A. Finkelnburg, resigned.
  • 1956 Jul 7: Rubey M. Hulen, died in office.
  • 1962 Jan 19: George Moore, took senior status.
  • 1977 Apr 7: John Keating Regan, took senior status.
  • 1979 Aug 31: James H. Meredith, took senior status.
  • 1980 Aug 19: William Robert Collinson, took senior status.
  • 1983 May 10: H. Kenneth Wangelin, took senior status.
  • 1992 Apr 9: Clyde S. Cahill, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1995 Jul 1: Joseph E. Stevens, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1996 Dec 1: George F. Gunn, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2006 Dec 31: Donald J. Stohr, took senior status.
  • 2009 Jun 30: E. Richard Webber, took senior status.
  • 2009 Dec 31: Charles Alexander Shaw, took senior status.
  • 2013 Jul 1: Jean Constance Hamilton, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Western District of Missouri, 1888-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    John F. Philips 1888-1910 Arba S. Van Valkenburgh 1910- Albert L. Reeves 1923-54 Merrill E. Otis 1925-44 Albert A. Ridge 1945-61 R. Jasper Smith 1956-62 William Henry Becker 1961-77 William Robert Collinson 1965-80 Elmo Bolton Hunter 1965-80 H. Kenneth Wangelin 1970-83 Russell Gentry Clark 1977-91 Howard F. Sachs 1979-92 Scott Olin Wright 1979-91 Joseph E. Stevens, Jr. 1981-95 D. Brook Bartlett 1981-2000 Ross Thompson Roberts 1982-87 Dean Whipple 1987-2007 Ortrie D. Smith 1995-2011 Rodney W. Sippel 1997- Richard Everett Dorr 2002-13 M. Douglas Harpool 2014- Stephen Rogers Bough 2014-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1944 Dec 23: Merrill E. Otis, died in office.
  • 1954 Feb 2: Albert L. Reeves, took senior status.
  • 1962 Jan 8: R. Jasper Smith, died in office.
  • 1977 Feb 8: William Henry Becker, took senior status.
  • 1980 Aug 19: William Robert Collinson, took senior status.
  • 1980 Dec 31: Elmo Bolton Hunter, took senior status.
  • 1983 May 10: H. Kenneth Wangelin, took senior status.
  • 1987 Apr 24: Ross Thompson Roberts, died in office.
  • 1991 Aug 1: Russell Gentry Clark, took senior status.
  • 1991 Oct 5: Scott Olin Wright, took senior status.
  • 1992 Oct 31: Howard F. Sachs, took senior status.
  • 1995 Jul 1: Joseph E. Stevens, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2000 Jan 21: D. Brook Bartlett, died in office.
  • 2007 Apr 30: Dean Whipple, took senior status.
  • 2011 Apr 30: Ortrie D. Smith, took senior status.
  • 2013 Apr 24: Richard Everett Dorr, died in office.
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