Arba Seymour Van Valkenburgh

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Arba Seymour Van Valkenburgh
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Calvin Coolidge
Active:   3/18/1925 - 5/1/1933
Senior:   5/1/1933 - 11/4/1944
Preceded by:   43 Stat. 1116
Succeeded by:   Joseph William Woodrough
Past post:   Western District of Missouri
Past term:   1910 - 1925
Past position:   Seat #1
Personal History
Born:   1862
Deceased:   1944
Undergraduate:   University of Michigan (1884)
Law School:   Read Law (1888)

Arba Seymour Van Valkenburgh (1862-1944) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Early life and education

Professional career

  • Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1888-1897
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Missouri, 1898-1905
  • U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, 1905-1910[1]

Judicial career

Eighth Circuit

Van Valkenburgh was nominated by President Calvin Coolidge on March 18, 1925. He was confirmed by the Senate and received commission that same day. On May 1, 1933, he assumed senior status. He served until his death on November 4, 1944.[1]

Western District of Missouri

Van Valkenburgh was nominated by President William Howard Taft on June 14, 1910 to fill the seat vacated by John Finis Philips. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 21, 1910, and received commission that same day. He served on this court until March 18, 1925.[1] Van Valkenburgh was succeeded in this position by Merrill Otis.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Finis Philips
Western District of Missouri
1910–1925
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Merrill Otis
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
1925–1944
Succeeded by:
Joseph William Woodrough