January/February 2005 issue

Former Circuit Executive Passes Away

We recently learned that Lester C. Goodchild, former Circuit Executive for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 1980 to 1985, passed away on December 27, 2003, in New York City.

Lester Goodchild pioneered the use of computers in the circuit and produced the circuit’s first annual report. He also created the structure for the Judicial Council as well as for the historical societies that operate within the circuit.

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