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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||8/2/2002 - 4/24/2013|
|Preceded by:||Brook Bartlett|
|Succeeded by:||M. Douglas Harpool|
|Hometown:||Jefferson City, MO|
|Deceased:||April 24, 2013|
|Undergraduate:||U. of Illinois at Champaign, B.S., 1965|
|Law School:||U. of Missouri at Columbia, J.D., 1968|
|Military service:||U.S. Air Force 1968 - 1990|
Richard Dorr was a Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. He joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. He passed away while serving on the court on April 24, 2013.
Early life and education
Dorr graduated from Illinois with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and later graduated from Missouri Law with his J.D. degree in 1968. Dorr also served in the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps from 1968 to 1973 and also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve JAG Corps from 1974 to 1990.
Dorr began his legal career as a Assistant attorney general for the Missouri Attorney General's Office in 1968 and after spending five years on active military service was a private practice attorney licensed in Missouri from 1973 to 2002.
Western District of Missouri
On the recommendation of Missouri U.S. Senator Kit Bond, Dorr was nominated by President George W. Bush on March 21, 2002 to a seat vacated by D. Brook Bartlett as Bartlett died in judicial service. Dorr was confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2002, and received commission on August 2, 2002. On April 24, 2013, Judge Richard Dorr passed away while serving on the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. He had served on the court for over 10 years.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Missouri
M. Douglas Harpool
|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 •