Richard Sheppard Arnold

Personal

Birthday: 
3/26/1936
Birthplace: 
Texarkana, TX
Date of Death: 
9/23/2004
Place of Death: 
Rochester, MN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, December 14, 1979; nomination withdrawn by president, December 19, 1979

Education

Name of School: 
Yale University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1957
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1960

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Court Name: 

Arkansas Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/22/1978
Termination Date: 
3/7/1980
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
Court Name - Second: 

Arkansas Western District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
9/22/1978
Termination Date - Second: 
3/7/1980
Termination Reason - Second: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Third: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Court Name - Third: 

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Third: 
2/20/1980
Retirement from Active Service - Third: 
4/1/2001
Termination Date - Third: 
9/23/2004
Termination Reason - Third: 
Death
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