Stephen Reasoner

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Stephen Reasoner
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Title:   Former Federal Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   2/26/1988 - 9/17/2002
Chief:   1991 - 1998
Senior:   9/17/2002 - 8/14/2004
Preceded by:   William Overton
Succeeded by:   Leon Holmes
Personal History
Born:   May 7, 1944
Hometown:   Houston, TX
Deceased:   August 14, 2004
Undergraduate:   University of Arkansas, B.A., 1966
Law School:   University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1969
Military service:   U.S. Army Reserve 1969 - 1973

Stephen M. Reasoner (1944-2004) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Reasoner was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on December 19, 1987, to a seat vacated by William Overton; he was confirmed by the Senate on February 25, 1988, and received commission the next day.[1] He served as chief judge from 1991-1998. He assumed senior status on September 17, 2002, and served in that capacity until his death on August 14, 2004. Reasoner was succeeded in this position by Leon Holmes.

Early life and education

  • University of Arkansas, B.A., 1966
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1969

Professional career

  • U.S. Army Reserve, 1969-1973
  • Private practice, Jonesboro, Arkansas, 1969-1988

Judicial career

Eastern District of Arkansas

Reasoner was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on December 19, 1987, to a seat vacated by William Overton; he was confirmed by the Senate on February 25, 1988, and received commission the next day. He served as chief judge from 1991-1998. He assumed senior status on September 17, 2002, and served in that capacity until his death on August 14, 2004. Reasoner was succeeded in this position by Leon Holmes.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Overton
Eastern District of Arkansas
1988–2002
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Leon Holmes