Clarence Arlen Beam

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Clarence Beam
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 1, 2001
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
In office
November 9, 1987 – February 1, 2001
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Donald Ross
Succeeded by William Riley
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
In office
1986–1987
Preceded by Warren Urbom
Succeeded by Lyle Strom
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
In office
November 18, 1981 – November 9, 1987
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Robert Denney
Succeeded by William Cambridge
Personal details
Born (1930-01-14) January 14, 1930 (age 84)
Stapleton, Nebraska, U.S.
Alma mater University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Clarence Arlen Beam (born January 14, 1930)[1] is an American jurist and a United States federal judge.

Born in Stapleton, Nebraska, Beam received a B.S. from the University of Nebraska in 1951, and was a Captain in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He received a J.D. from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law in 1965, and was thereafter in private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska until 1982.

On October 14, 1981, Beam was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska vacated by Robert V. Denney. Beam was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 18, 1981, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1986 to 1987. On July 1, 1987, Reagan nominated Beam for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated by Donald Roe Ross. Beam was again confirmed by the Senate on November 6, 1987, and received his commission on November 9, 1987. He assumed senior status on February 1, 2001.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert Denney
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
1981–1987
Succeeded by
William Cambridge
Preceded by
Warren Urbom
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
1986–1987
Succeeded by
Lyle Strom
Preceded by
Donald Ross
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
1994–present
Succeeded by
William Riley