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Hunter, Elmo Bolton
Born October 23, 1915, in St. Louis, MO
Died December 27, 2003, in Lee`s Summit, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on July 14, 1965, to a seat vacated by Floyd R. Gibson. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1965, and received commission on August 11, 1965. Served as chief judge, 1980. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1980. Service terminated on December 27, 2003, due to death.

Education:
University of Missouri, A.B., 1936
University of Missouri School of Law, LL.B., 1938

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Kimbrough Stone, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1938-1939
Senior assistant city counselor, Kansas City, Missouri, 1939-1941
Cook fellow, University of Michigan Law School, 1941
Special assistant U.S. attorney for prosecution of war fraud cases, Western District of Missouri and District of Kansas, 1941-1942
U.S. Army lieutenant, 1942-1945
Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1945-1951
Judge, Circuit Court of Missouri, 1951-1957
Judge, Kansas City [Missouri] Court of Appeals, 1957-1965
Instructor of law, University of Missouri, 1952-1962
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