The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth
Court of Appeals Branch
2011 Annual Report
The Court of Appeals Branch is continuing to explore and develop ways to collaborate
with the district branches to develop biographical information on District Judges who
became Eighth Circuit Judges. In the meantime, its book, Establishing Justice in
Middle America: A History of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit,
has continued to we widely distributed. Recently, the Court of Appeals Branch presented
a complimentary, autographed copy of the book to retired Circuit Judge George Fagg.
The Court of Appeals Branch also assisted in funding a portion of the costs relating
to the videotaping of an oral history of the Honorable Myron Bright who is the
longest actively serving circuit judge in the history of the Eighth Circuit.