History of the Federal Judiciary

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Reasoner, Stephen M.
Born May 7, 1944, in Houston, TX
Died August 14, 2004, in Little Rock, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on December 19, 1987, to a seat vacated by William Ray Overton. Confirmed by the Senate on February 25, 1988, and received commission on February 26, 1988. Served as chief judge, 1991-1998. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on September 19, 2002. Service terminated on August 14, 2004, due to death.

University of Arkansas, B.A., 1966
University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve, 1969-1973
Private practice, Jonesboro, Arkansas, 1969-1988
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