|The Historical Society
of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit
Did you miss the Historical Society's history workshop, held at the 2016 Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Rogers, Arkansas?
United States District Courts and Judges of Arkansas, 1836-1960
New! Eighth Circuit Reading Lists
Judge Bright's 2015 Autobiography and Interview
Judge Bright talks about his memoir and recounts highlights in the interview Bright's Last Hurrah...Maybe!, conducted by Judge Richard G. Kopf on July 21, 2015. Watch the video
U.S. Court of Appeals Holds Judicial Ceremonies
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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 Kermit E. Bye | Judge George G. Fagg | Judge John R. Gibson | Judge Gerald W. Heaney
Judge Theodore McMillian | Judge James B. Loken | Judge Michael J. Melloy | Judge Donald R. Ross
Judge Rensselaer Russell Nelson (Minnesota) | Judge Charles A. Shaw (Missouri Eastern) | Judge Lyle E. Strom (Nebraska)
Judge Warren K. Urbom (Nebraska) | Judge Ross A. Walters (Iowa Southern) | Judge Scott O. Wright (Missouri Western)
Ann Fessenden, Circuit Librarian 1984-2015
Baseball in the Eighth Circuit | Chief Standing Bear | Empire in the Grasslands: The Eighth Circuit Before 1891 | Little Rock Integration Crisis
Right to Counsel: Gideon v. Wainwright and the Criminal Justice Act of 1964 (Judge Morris Arnold and Jenniffer Horan)
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.