History of the Federal Judiciary

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Whipple, Dean
Born 1938 in Lebanon, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 14, 1987, to a seat vacated by Ross T. Roberts. Confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 1987, and received commission on December 9, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2000-2007. Assumed senior status on April 30, 2007.

Drury College, A.B, 1961
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1965

Professional Career:
Private practice, Lebanon, Missouri, 1967-1974
Prosecutor, Laclede County, Missouri, 1967-1971
Judge, Circuit Court of Missouri, Twenty-Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1975-1987


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