William Robert Collinson

Personal

Birthday: 
8/26/1912
Birthplace: 
Chariton, IA
Date of Death: 
6/1/1995
Place of Death: 
Springfield, MO
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1935-1936
Private practice, Springfield, Missouri, 1936-1941, 1946-1949
Prosecutor, Springfield, Missouri, 1941-1944
U.S. Navy, 1944-1946
Judge, Circuit Court of Missouri, 1949-1965

Education

Name of School: 
Drury College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1933
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: 
1935

Judicial Career

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

Missouri Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/11/1965
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/19/1980
Termination Date: 
6/1/1995
Termination Reason: 
Death
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Court Name - Second: 

Missouri Western District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
8/11/1965
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
8/19/1980
Termination Date - Second: 
6/1/1995
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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