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Theodore McMillian

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Theodore McMillian (1919-2006) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

McMillian was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on August 3, 1978, to a seat vacated by William Webster; he was confirmed by the Senate on September 22, 1978, and received commission the next day. He assumed senior status on July 1, 2003, and served in that capacity until his death on January 18, 2006.[1]


  • Lincoln University, Missouri, B.S., 1941
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, LL.B., 1949[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army, 1942-1946
  • Private practice, St. Louis, Missouri, 1949-1953
  • Assistant circuit attorney, City of St. Louis, Missouri, 1953-1956
  • Judge, Circuit Court, St. Louis, Missouri, 1956-1972
  • Judge, Eastern Division, Missouri Court of Appeals, 1972-1978
  • Associate professor, University of Missouri, St. Louis, 1970-present
  • Faculty, National College of Juvenile Justice, University of Nevada, 1972-present
  • Associate professor, Webster College Graduate Program, 1977[1]


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Webster
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
William D. Benton