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Name Arnold, Richard Sheppard
City Little Rock
State AR
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born March 26, 1936, in Texarkana, TX
Died September 23, 2004, in Rochester, MN

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born March 26, 1936, in Texarkana, TX
Died September 23, 2004, in Rochester, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on August 14, 1978, to a seat vacated by Terry L. Shell. Confirmed by the Senate on September 20, 1978, and received commission on September 22, 1978. Service terminated on March 7, 1980, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on August 14, 1978, to a seat vacated by Terry L. Shell. Confirmed by the Senate on September 20, 1978, and received commission on September 22, 1978. Service terminated on March 7, 1980, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on December 19, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1980, and received commission on February 20, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1992-1998. Assumed senior status on April 1, 2001. Service terminated on September 23, 2004, due to death.

Education:
Yale University, B.A., 1957
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1960

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1960-1961
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1961-1964
Private practice, Texarkana, Arkansas, 1964-1973
Delegate, seventh Arkansas constitutional convention, 1969-1970
Legislative secretary, Gov. Dale Bumpers, Arkansas, 1973-1974
Legislative assistant, U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers, Arkansas, 1975-1978
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1992-1998

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, December 14, 1979; nomination withdrawn by president, December 19, 1979


compress summary

Case(s) ED-AR-0002 : Jim C. v. Arkansas Department of Education
EE-AR-0061 : Trent v. Missouri Pacific
FH-MO-0001 : Ring v. First Interstate Mortgage, Inc.
JC-MO-0003 : R.W.T. v. Dalton
PC-IA-0001 : Goff v. Harper
PC-IA-0008 : Hunter v. Auger
PC-IA-0010 : Clark v. Brewer
PC-IA-0012 : Bear v. Kautzky
PC-IA-0014 : Goff v. Nix
PC-IA-0017 : Weir v. Nix
PC-MN-0002 : Hines v. Anderson
PC-MO-0009 : Green v. Caspari
PC-MO-0010 : Parton v. White
PC-NE-0002 : Indian Inmates of the Nebraska Penitentiary v. Vitek
PC-NE-0007 : Jensen v. Gunter

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