|The Historical Society
of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit
Donald E. O'Brien Federal Judge
The memoir of U.S. District Judge Donald E. O'Brien was published posthumously by the Northern District of Iowa Branch of the Historical Society in November 2017.
Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice
This biography of U.S. District Judge Miles Lord of the District of Minnesota was written by his former law clerk Roberta Walburn and published by University of Minnesota Press on October 1, 2017.
The Arkansas Post of Louisiana
U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Morris S. Arnold, a highly regarded historian and author, has published his most recent scholarly book on colonial Arkansas, The Arkansas Post of Louisiana, released June 7, 2017, by the University of Arkansas Press.
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Election of Officers for 2018-2020
The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit is accepting nominations for the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, each of which serves a two year term.
The election of officers will be held at the Historical Society's Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, August 16, from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m., at the 2018 Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Des Moines.
Nominations may be made to Joan Voelker, Secretary, before the Board meeting or from the floor at the meeting.
Please note: Federal judges cannot serve as officers (except for the position of Board Chair, which is appointed by the President, rather than elected.) Federal employees cannot serve as Treasurer.
U.S. Court of Appeals Holds Judicial Ceremonies
The Honorable Diana E. Murphy: Portrait Ceremony
The Honorable Myron H. Bright: Memorial Ceremony
The Historical Society's mission is to preserve and celebrate the rich history of the federal courts of the seven states that make up the Eighth Circuit. Toward this end, the Historical Society has organized separate branches for each of the United States district courts located in Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, as well as a branch for the circuit court of appeals that encompasses all of these states.
The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit is a not-for-profit corporation organized and operating under the laws of the State of Missouri. It is governed by a board of directors made up of representatives of each of the branches. The Historical Society and its branches are tax exempt organizations pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to the Historical Society are tax deductible. The Historical Society is not a part of, nor is it controlled by, any of the courts, judges or employees of the courts.
The Historical Society welcomes inquiry and participation by all interested persons. For information regarding membership, please contact Joan Voelker, 111 S. 10th Street, Room 22.300, St. Louis, MO 63102, or the branch for your court.