History of the Federal Judiciary


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Gibson, Floyd Robert
Born March 3, 1910, in Prescott, AZ
Died October 4, 2001, in Kansas City, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on August 17, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on August 30, 1961, and received commission on August 30, 1961. 1962-1965. Service terminated on June 20, 1965, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on May 18, 1965, to a seat vacated by Albert Alphonso Ridge. Confirmed by the Senate on June 8, 1965, and received commission on June 8, 1965. 1974-1979. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1979. Service terminated on October 4, 2001, due to death.

Education:
University of Missouri, A.B., 1931
University of Missouri School of Law, LL.B., 1933

Professional Career:
Private practice, Independence, Missouri, 1933-1937
Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1937-1961
State representative, Missouri, 1940-1946
Counselor, Jackson County, Missouri, 1942-1944
State senator, Missouri, 1946-1961; president pro tem, 1957-1961

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