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Dean Whipple

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Dean Whipple
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   12/9/1987 - 4/30/2007
Chief:   2000 - 2007
Senior:   4/30/2007 - Present
Preceded by:   Ross Roberts
Succeeded by:   David Kays
Personal History
Born:   1938
Hometown:   Lebanon, MO
Undergraduate:   Drury College, A.B, 1961
Law School:   University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1965

Dean Whipple is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.[1] He joined the court in 1987 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.

Early life and education

Whipple graduated from Drury College with his bachelor's degree in 1961 and later graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law with his J.D. degree in 1965.[1]

Professional career

Whipple started his legal career as a private practice attorney in the State of Missouri from 1967 to 1974. He also served as a part-time prosecuting attorney for Laclede County from 1967 to 1971. From 1976 to 1987, Whipple served a judge on the Missouri 26th Judicial Circuit Court.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Missouri

On the recommendation of Missouri U.S. Senator John Danforth, Dean Whipple was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 14, 1987, to a seat vacated by Judge Ross Roberts.[2] Whipple was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 8, 1987, on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on December 8, 1987.[2] Whipple served as the chief judge of the Western District of Missouri from 2000 to 2007 before assuming senior status on April 30, 2007.[1] Whipple was succeeded in this position by Judge David Kays.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Ross Roberts
Western District of Missouri
1987–2007
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
David Kays


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