History of the Federal Judiciary

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Gibson, John R.
Born December 20, 1925, in Springfield, MO
Died April 19, 2014, in Reading, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1981, to a seat vacated by Elmo B. Hunter. Confirmed by the Senate on September 16, 1981, and received commission on September 19, 1981. Service terminated on March 30, 1982, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1982, to a seat vacated by Floyd Robert Gibson. Confirmed by the Senate on March 4, 1982, and received commission on March 9, 1982. Assumed senior status on January 1, 1994. Service terminated on April 19, 2014, due to death.

University of Missouri, A.B., 1949
University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 1952

Professional Career:
U.S. Army sergeant, 1944-1946
Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1952-1981


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