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Gardner, Archibald K.

Born December 3, 1867, in Gwen Sound, Canada
Died January 21, 1962, in Huron, SD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on April 18, 1929, to a new seat authorized by 45 Stat. 1346. Confirmed by the Senate on May 23, 1929, and received commission on May 23, 1929. Served as chief judge, 1948-1959. Assumed senior status on September 30, 1960. Service terminated on January 21, 1962, due to death.

University of Iowa, A.B., 1892
University of Iowa College of Law, LL.B., 1893

Professional Career:

Private practice, Greenfield, Missouri, 1893-1895
Private practice, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1895-1897, 1899-1907
City attorney, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1897-1904
General attorney, Chicago and Northwestern Railway, South Dakota, 1907-1929
Member, Conference of Senior Circuit Judges, 1947-1948, and Judicial Conference of the United States, 1948-1959

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, March 1, 1929; no Senate vote