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Judge Donald R. Ross
In Memoriam

The Honorable Donald R. Ross
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held a memorial session for Judge Donald R. Ross of Nebraska. Judge Ross died on December 18, 2013, at the age of 91. Family, friends, former law clerks, and colleagues, including judges from Nebraska’s federal and state courts gathered in his honor in the Special Proceedings Courtroom at the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Courthouse in Omaha.

Visit Judge Ross’ page to read about his legacy and to watch the memorial session.



History of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit | Judge Morris S. Arnold | Judge Richard S. Arnold | Judge Myron H. Bright | Judge Gerald W. Heaney | Judge Theodore McMillian
Judge Donald R. Ross

Judge Rensselaer Russell Nelson (Minnesota) | Judge Charles A. Shaw (Missouri Eastern)
Judge Warren K. Urbom (Nebraska) | Judge Ross A. Walters (Iowa Southern)

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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 Ann Fessenden, 111 S. 10th Street, Room 22.300, St. Louis, MO 63102, or the branch for your court.

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Updated April 15, 2014
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