John R. Gibson

Personal

Birthday: 
12/20/1925
Birthplace: 
Springfield, MO
Date of Death: 
4/19/2014
Place of Death: 
Reading, MA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army sergeant, 1944-1946
Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1952-1981

Education

Name of School: 
University of Missouri
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1949
Name of School - Second: 

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law

The MU School of Law aspires to be the school of choice for outstanding students, both from Missouri and other states. As a national leader in the field of dispute resolution, we seek to complement a strong traditional curriculum with an orientation toward lawyering as a problem-solving endeavor. We strive to foster a diverse faculty of nationally recognized scholars who are committed to effective teaching, and to attract a student body with diverse experiences and views. We also strive to offer an intellectually rigorous and collegial environment for the study of law. Furthermore, we seek to graduate well-rounded lawyers who are sensitive to ethical issues, prepared to serve clients, and ready to be leaders in promoting justice.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1952

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Court Name: 

Missouri Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
9/19/1981
Termination Date: 
3/30/1982
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
3/9/1982
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
1/1/1994
Termination Date - Second: 
4/19/2014
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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