Dean Whipple

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Dean Whipple
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Assumed office
April 30, 2007
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
In office
2000–2007
Preceded byD. Brook Bartlett
Succeeded byFernando J. Gaitan Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
In office
December 9, 1987 – April 30, 2007
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byRoss Thompson Roberts
Succeeded byDavid Gregory Kays
Personal details
Born
Dean Whipple

1938 (age 80–81)
Lebanon, Missouri
EducationDrury University (A.B.)
University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law (J.D.)

Dean Whipple (born 1938) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Lebanon, Missouri, Whipple received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Drury University in 1961 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law in 1965. He was in private practice in Lebanon from 1967 to 1974. He was a prosecuting attorney of Laclede County, Missouri from 1967 to 1971. He was a judge of the 26th Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Missouri from 1975 to 1987.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 14, 1987, Whipple was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri vacated by Judge Ross Thompson Roberts. Whipple was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 8, 1987, and received his commission the following day. He served as Chief Judge from 2000 to 2007, assuming senior status on April 30, 2007. He was succeeded by Judge David Gregory Kays.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Ross Thompson Roberts
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
1987–2007
Succeeded by
David Gregory Kays
Preceded by
D. Brook Bartlett
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
2000–2007
Succeeded by
Fernando J. Gaitan Jr.