Eighth Circuit Historical Society

The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit


Court of Appeals Branch

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History of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Published History
  • Brief History
  • Table of Succession
  • Judicial Bibliography
  • Judge Morris S. Arnold
  • Judge Richard S. Arnold
  • Judge Myron H. Bright
  • Judge John R.Gibson
  • Judge Gerald W. Heaney
  • Judge Theodore McMillian
  • Judge Donald R. Ross


    Members of the Board of Directors from this Branch

    The Honorable Morris S. Arnold
    United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit
    P.O. Box 2060
    Little Rock, AR 72203
    501-324-6880

    Thomas H. Boyd, Esq.
    Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
    Suite 3500
    225 South 6th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55402-4629
    612-604-6505
    612-604-6805 Fax
    tboyd@winthrop.com


    Mission of the Court of Appeals Branch

    The mission of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Branch of the Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit is to collect and preserve historical information, data, documents, artwork, writings, artifacts and the like of the Court of Appeals, conduct projects, keep and exhibit collections, hold exhibits, prepare and distribute publications, and engage in such other activities as appropriate to celebrate and educate the public as the history of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.


  • Eighth Circuit History The Court of Appeals Branch led the project to publish a full-length written history of the Eighth Circuit.

  • John F. Dillon Writing Competition The Dillon Inn of Court in Davenport, Iowa sponsors a law student writing competition at the University of Iowa College of Law in honor of John F. Dillon, circuit judge from 1869 to 1879.

  • Judicial Bibliography The Court of Appeals Branch has undertaken an ongoing project of compiling a bibliography of articles and other written materials concerning the lives and careers of the individuals who have served as judges on the Eighth Circuit.



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