History of the Federal Judiciary

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Fenner, Gary A.
Born 1947 in St. Joseph, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Nominated by William J. Clinton on December 13, 1995, to a seat vacated by Scott Olin Wright. Confirmed by the Senate on July 10, 1996, and received commission on July 25, 1996. Assumed senior status on September 8, 2015.

University of Kansas, B.A., 1970
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
Private practice, Platte City, Missouri, 1973
Assistant city attorney, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1973-1977
Business law instructor, Webster College, 1976-1977
Private practice, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1977-1979
Judge, Circuit Court of Missouri, Fifth Judicial Circuit, 1979-1987
Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, 1988-1996; chief judge, 1994-1996


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