Eighth Circuit Historical Society

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

2018 - 2020 Officers and Executive Committee

Officers Since 1999 | Chair Judge Kopf and President Lyford's Awards, 2014 | Secretary Fessenden Retires

Officers, except for the position of Board Chair, are elected by the Board of Directors to serve a two year term and comprise the Historical Society's Executive Committee. The Board Chair is appointed by the President of the Society.

Board Chair

    Honorable Richard G. Kopf
    Board Chair
    United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
    Lincoln, Nebraska

Officers

The Board of Directors elected the following slate of officers for a two year term during its meeting on August 16, 2018:

    F. Richard Lyford, Esq.
    President
    Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen
    Des Moines, Iowa

    Frances Ross
    Vice President
    University of Arkansas
    Little Rock, Arkansas

    Nick Batter, Esq.
    Assistant Vice President
    Hawkins Construction Company
    Omaha, Nebraska

    Joan Voelker
    Secretary
    U.S. Courts Library 8th Circuit
    St. Louis, Missouri

    Sheila Greenbaum, Esq.
    Treasurer
    Capes Sokol Goodman & Sarachan
    St. Louis, Missouri

Executive Committee

    F. Richard Lyford, President
    Frances Ross, Vice President
    Nick Batter, Assistant Vice President
    Joan Voelker, Secretary
    Sheila Greenbaum, Treasurer

    Thomas Boyd, Esq.
    Past-President and Ex Officio Member of Executive Committee
    Winthrop & Weinstine
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Eric Brust, Esq.
    Ex Officio Member of Executive Committee
    U.S. Courts Library 8th Circuit
    St. Louis, Missouri

Historical List of Officers Since 1999

    April 2015 - August 2018
    Judge Richard Kopf, Board Chair
    Richard Lyford, President
    Frances Ross, Vice President
    Joan Voelker, Secretary (Appointed by Historical Society Executive Committee on April 8, 2015, to fill the position vacated by Ann Fessenden, who retired. Elected to office at next Board meeting, May 3, 2016.)
    Sheila Greenbaum, Treasurer

    August 2014 - April 2015
    Judge Richard Kopf, Board Chair
    Richard Lyford, President
    Frances Ross, Vice President
    Ann Fessenden, Secretary
    Sheila Greenbaum, Treasurer

    August 2012 - August 2014
    Judge Richard Kopf, Board Chair
    Richard Lyford, President
    Frances Ross, Vice President
    Ann Fessenden, Secretary
    Sheila Greenbaum, Treasurer

    August 2010 - August 2012
    Judge Richard Kopf, Board Chair
    Richard Lyford, President
    Frances Ross, Vice President
    Ann Fessenden, Secretary
    Sheila Greenbaum, Treasurer

    October 2007 - August 2010*
    Judge Richard Kopf, Board Chair
    Frances Ross, President
    Richard Lyford, Vice President
    Ann Fessenden, Secretary
    Sheila Greenbaum, Treasurer
    *The Historical Society Executive Committee extended of the terms of the 2007 - 2009 officers to 2010 to realign elections of officers with the biennial open Judicial Conference.

    October 2005 - October 2007
    Judge Richard Kopf, Board Chair
    Frances Ross, President
    Richard Lyford, Vice President
    Ann Fessenden, Secretary
    Sheila Greenbaum, Treasurer

    July 2003 - October 2005
    Judge Richard Kopf, President
    Frances Ross, Vice President
    Ann Fessenden, Secretary-Treasurer

    July 2001 - July 2003
    Judge Richard Kopf, President
    Frances Ross, Vice President
    Ann Fessenden, Secretary-Treasurer

    July 1999 - July 2001
    Thomas Boyd, President
    Judge Richard Kopf, Vice President
    Ann Fessenden, Secretary-Treasurer


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