History of the Federal Judiciary

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Gaitan, Fernando J. Jr.
Born 1948 in Kansas City, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on May 16, 1991, to a seat vacated by Russell G. Clark. Confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 1991, and received commission on August 2, 1991. Served as chief judge, 2007-2014. Assumed senior status on January 3, 2014.

Pittsburg State University, Kansas, B.S., 1970
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
Attorney, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, 1974-1980
Judge, Circuit Court of Missouri, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, 1980-1986
Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, 1986-1991


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