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John Gibson

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This page is about the U.S. Appellate Judge for the Eighth Circuit. If you are looking for the page about the California Superior Court judge in San Bernardino County, please see John B. Gibson.
John Gibson
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge(Inactive)
Station:   Kansas City, MO
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   3/9/1982 - 1/1/1994
Senior:   1/1/1994-Present
Preceded by:   Floyd Gibson
Past post:   Western District of Missouri
Past term:   1981-1982
Past position:   Seat #5
Personal History
Born:   1925
Hometown:   Springfield, MO
Undergraduate:   University of Missouri '49
Law School:   University of Missouri Law '52

John R. Gibson (b. 1925) was an Article III Federal Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He joined the Eighth Circuit in 1982 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.

Early life and education

Born in Springfield, Missouri, Gibson was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946. Gibson received a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri Columbia in 1949 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law in 1952.[1]

Professional career

Gibson was a private practice attorney in Kansas City, Missouri from 1952 to 1981.[1]

Judicial career

Western District Court of Missouri

Gibson was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri by President Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1981, to a seat vacated by Elmo B. Hunter. Gibson was confirmed by the Senate on September 16, 1981, and received commission on September 19, 1981. He served the Western District of Missouri until he was elevated to the Eighth Circuit on March 30, 1982.[1] Gibson was succeeded in this position by Ross Roberts.

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Gibson was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1982, to a seat vacated by Floyd Gibson. Gibson was confirmed by the Senate on March 4, 1982, and received commission on March 9, 1982. He assumed senior status on January 1, 1994.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Elmo B. Hunter
Western District of Missouri
1981–1982
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Ross Roberts
Preceded by:
Floyd Gibson
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
1982–present
Succeeded by:
Diana Murphy