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Pasco Bowman

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Pasco Bowman
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Station:   Kansas City, MO
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   7/19/1983 - 8/1/2003
Chief:   1998-1999
Senior:   8/1/2003-Present
Preceded by:   Jesse Henley
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Bridgewater College '55
Law School:   New York U. Law '58
Grad. School:   U. of Virginia Law '86 (L.L.M.)

Pasco Middleton Bowman, II is a federal judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He joined the court in 1983 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Bowman is serving on senior status. Bowman's duty station is based out of Kansas City.

Early life and education

Bowman graduated from Bridgewater College with his bachelor's degree in 1955 and later graduated from New York University School of Law with his juris doctor in 1958 and from the University of Virginia School of Law with his Masters of Laws degree in 1986. Bowman also served as a U.S. Army Reserve Colonel in the JAG Corps from 1959 to 1984.[1]

Professional career

Bowman became a private practice practicing in New York City from 1958 to 1964 before becoming an Full-Time Faculty member at the University of Georgia School of Law from 1964 to 1970. While at Georgia, Bowman served as Assistant professor from 1964 to 1965, Associate professor from 1965 to 1969 and lead Professor from 1969 to 1970. In 1970, Bowman became Dean and professor of law at Wake Forest University School of Law from 1970 to 1978 and also served as Visiting professor at thje University of Virginia School of Law from 1978 to 1979. Bowman later became Dean and professor of law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law from 1979 to 1983.[1]

Judicial career

Bowman was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 24, 1983 to a seat vacated by Jesse Henley. Bowman was confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 1983 on a senate vote and received commission on July 19, 1983. Bowman served as the chief judge of the court from 1998 to 1999 and assumed senior status on August 1, 2003.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Jesse Henley
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Raymond Gruender