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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||7/25/1996 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Scott Wright|
|Home State:||St. Joseph, MO|
|Bachelors:||U. of Kansas, Lawrence, B.A., 1970|
|Law School:||U. of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1973|
Gary Fenner is a Federal Article III judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. He joined the court in 1996 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.
Early life and education
Fenner began his legal career as a private practice attorney in the State of Missouri in 1973 before becoming Assistant city attorney for the City of St. Joseph from 1973 to 1977 and also served as a Business law instructor at Webster from 1976 to 1977. Fenner resumed private practice work in the State of Missouri from 1977 to 1979 before being elected Circuit judge in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri from 1979 to 1987. In 1988, the Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission appointed Fenner as a Judge in the Missouri Court of Appeals representing the Western District from 1988 to 1994 and was later promoted to chief judge to the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals from 1994 to 1996.
Western District of Missouri
Fenner was nominated by Bill Clinton on December 13, 1995, to a seat vacated by Scott Olin Wright as Wright assumed senior status. Fenner was confirmed by the Senate on July 10, 1996 on a majority voice vote and received commission on July 25, 1996.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Missouri
|Magistrate judges||Sarah Hays • Robert Larsen • John Maughmer • James England • Matt Whitworth • David P. Rush •|
|Former Article III judges||
Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr. • Robert William Wells • John Gibson • Arnold Krekel • John Finis Philips • Arba Seymour Van Valkenburgh • Albert Reeves • Merrill Otis • John Collet • Richard Dorr • William Collinson • Richard Duncan • Joseph Stevens • Harris Wangelin • Brook Bartlett • William Becker • Russell Clark • Floyd Gibson • Albert Ridge • Charles Whittaker • Elmo Hunter • John Oliver • Ross Roberts • Randle Smith •
|Former Chief judges||
Dean Whipple • Scott Wright • Howard Sachs • Albert Reeves • Richard Duncan • Joseph Stevens • Brook Bartlett • William Becker • Russell Clark • Floyd Gibson • Albert Ridge • Elmo Hunter • John Oliver • Randle Smith •