Floyd Robert Gibson

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Floyd Robert Gibson (March 3, 1910 – October 4, 2001) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Prescott, Arizona, Gibson received an A.B. from the University of Missouri in 1931 and an LL.B. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1933. He was in private practice in Independence, Missouri from 1933 to 1937, and in Kansas City, Missouri from 1937 to 1961. He was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1940 to 1946, and of the Missouri State Senate from 1946 to 1961, serving as President pro tem from 1957 to 1961. He was also a counselor to Jackson County, Missouri from 1942 to 1944.

On August 17, 1961, Gibson was nominated by President John F. Kennedy to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri created by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 30, 1961, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1962 until June 20, 1965.

On May 18, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Gibson for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated by Albert Alphonso Ridge. Gibson was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 8, 1965, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1974 to 1979. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1979, serving in that capacity until his death, in Kansas City.

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