Albert L. Reeves

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Albert L. Reeves (December 21, 1873 – March 24, 1971) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Steelville, Missouri, Reeves received an A.B. from Steelville College in 1898 and read law in 1899. He entered private practice in Steelville, Missouri in 1899, later moving his practice to Kansas City, Missouri. He was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1901 to 1902. He was counsel to the Missouri State Insurance Department from 1909 to 1913, and a member of the State Civil Service Commission in Kansas City from 1916 to 1917. He was a commissioner for the Supreme Court of Missouri from 1921 to 1923. He was also a lecturer at the Kansas City Dental College and at the Kansas City School of Law.

On January 16, 1923, Reeves was nominated by President Warren G. Harding to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri created by 42 Stat.837. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 24, 1923, and received his commission on June 24, 1923. He served as the chief judge from 1948 to 1954, assuming senior status on February 2, 1954, and serving in that capacity until his death, in Dunedin, Florida.

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Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
1923–1954
Succeeded by
Charles Evans Whittaker