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Joseph Stevens
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Title:   Former Federal Judge
Position:   Seat #5T
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   9/18/1981 - 7/1/1995
Senior:   7/1/1995 - 12/18/1998
Preceded by:   William Collinson
Succeeded by:   Nanette Laughrey
Past post:   Western District of Missouri
Past chief:   1992 - 1995
Past term:   9/18/1981 - 12/18/1998
Personal History
Born:   June 23, 1928
Hometown:   Kansas City, MO
Deceased:   December 18, 1998
Undergraduate:   Yale U., B.A., 1949
Law School:   University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1952
Military service:   U.S. Navy 1952 - 1960

Joseph Edward Stevens, Jr. (1928-1998) was a federal judge on the Western and the Eastern District Courts of Missouri.

Stevens was nominated simultaneously to both courts by President Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1981, to a seat vacated by William Collinson; he was confirmed by the Senate on September 16, 1981, and received commission two days later. He served as chief judge of the Western District from 1992 until he assumed senior status on both courts on July 1, 1995. He served until his death on December 18, 1998. Stevens was succeeded in this position by Nanette Laughrey.

Early life and education

  • Yale University, B.A., 1949
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1952

Professional career

  • U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant, 1952-1960
  • Active duty, 1952-1955
  • Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1955-1980

Judicial career

Eastern District of Missouri

Stevens was nominated simultaneously to both courts by President Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1981, to a seat vacated by William Collinson;[1] he was confirmed by the Senate on September 16, 1981, and received commission two days later. He served as chief judge of the Western District from 1992 until he assumed senior status on both courts on July 1, 1995. He served until his death on December 18, 1998. Stevens was succeeded in this position by Nanette Laughrey.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Collinson
Eastern District of Missouri
1981–1995
Seat #5T
Succeeded by:
Nanette Laughrey