History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Whittaker, Charles Evans
Born February 22, 1901, near Troy, KS
Died November 26, 1973, in Kansas City, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 11, 1954, to a seat vacated by Albert L. Reeves. Confirmed by the Senate on July 7, 1954, and received commission on July 8, 1954. Service terminated on June 21, 1956, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 16, 1956, to a seat vacated by John Caskie Collet. Confirmed by the Senate on June 4, 1956, and received commission on June 5, 1956. Service terminated on March 24, 1957, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 2, 1957, to a seat vacated by Stanley F. Reed. Confirmed by the Senate on March 19, 1957, and received commission on March 22, 1957. Assumed senior status on March 31, 1962. Service terminated on September 30, 1965, due to resignation.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Eighth Circuit, March 25, 1957-March 31, 1962
Tenth Circuit, March 25, 1957-March 31, 1962

Education:
Kansas City School of Law (now University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law), LL.B., 1924

Professional Career:
Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1924-1954
Arbitrator, General Motors Corporation, 1965
Advisor, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Standards and Conduct, 1966

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