History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Arnold, Morris Sheppard
Born 1941 in Texarkana, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 23, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 1985, and received commission on December 17, 1985. Service terminated on June 1, 1992, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on November 6, 1991, to a seat vacated by Donald Pomery Lay. Confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 1992, and received commission on May 26, 1992. Assumed senior status on October 9, 2006.

Education:
University of Arkansas, B.S.E.E., 1965
University of Arkansas School of Law, LL.B., 1968
Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1969
Harvard Law School, S.J.D., 1971

Professional Career:
Private practice, Texarkana, Arkansas, 1968
Teaching fellow in law, Harvard University, 1969-1970
Professor, Indiana University School of Law, 1971-1977
Vice president, University of Pennsylvania/professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1977-1981
Professor, University of Arkansas School of Law, 1981-1984
Private practice, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1981-1984
Special chief justice, Arkansas Supreme Court, 1982
Special master, Chancery Court of Pulaski County, Arkansas, 1983
Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1984-1985
Visiting professor, Stanford University School of Law, 1985
Dean, Indiana University School of Law, 1985
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