Richard Dorr

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Richard Dorr
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   8/2/2002 - 4/24/2013
Preceded by:   Brook Bartlett
Succeeded by:   M. Douglas Harpool
Personal History
Born:   1943
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.[1] 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.[1]

Professional career

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.[1]

Judicial career

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.[2] Dorr was confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2002, and received commission on August 2, 2002.[2] 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.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Brook Bartlett
Western District of Missouri
2002–2013
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
M. Douglas Harpool


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