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Ross Roberts

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Ross Roberts
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   8/20/1982 - 4/24/1987
Preceded by:   John Gibson
Succeeded by:   Dean Whipple
Personal History
Born:   1938
Deceased:   1987
Undergraduate:   DePauw University (1960)
Law School:   University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (1963)

Ross Thompson Roberts (1938-1987) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Roberts was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on August 6, 1982, to a seat vacated by John Gibson; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 20, 1982, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on April 24, 1987. Roberts was succeeded in this position by Dean Whipple.

Early life and education

  • DePauw University, B.A., 1960
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1963

Professional career

  • Private practice, Joplin, Missouri, 1963
  • U.S. Marine Corps Captain, 1964-1968
  • Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1968-1970
  • Private practice, Joplin, Missouri, 1970-1982
  • Prosecuting attorney, Jasper County, Missouri, 1971-1977

Judicial career

Western District of Missouri

Roberts was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on August 6, 1982, to a seat vacated by John Gibson;[1] he was confirmed by the Senate on August 20, 1982, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on April 24, 1987. Roberts was succeeded in this position by Dean Whipple.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Gibson
Western District of Missouri
1982–1987
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Dean Whipple