Elmo Bolton Hunter

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Elmo Bolton Hunter
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
In office
December 31, 1980 – December 27, 2003
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
In office
1980–1980
Preceded byJohn Watkins Oliver
Succeeded byRussell Gentry Clark
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
In office
August 11, 1965 – December 31, 1980
Appointed byLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byFloyd Robert Gibson
Succeeded byJohn R. Gibson
Personal details
Born
Elmo Bolton Hunter

(1915-10-23)October 23, 1915
St. Louis, Missouri
DiedDecember 27, 2003(2003-12-27) (aged 88)
Lee's Summit, Missouri
EducationUniversity of Missouri (A.B.)
University of Missouri School of Law (LL.B.)

Elmo Bolton Hunter (October 23, 1915 – December 27, 2003) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Education and career[edit]

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Hunter received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from the University of Missouri in 1936 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1938. He was a law clerk to Judge Kimbrough Stone of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 1938 to 1939. He was senior assistant city counselor for Kansas City, Missouri from 1939 to 1941, and was a Fellow with the Cook Fellowship at the University of Michigan Law School in 1941. He was a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri and District of Kansas for prosecution of war fraud cases from 1941 to 1942. He served in the United States Army as a Lieutenant during World War II, from 1942 to 1945. He then went into private practice in Kansas City, Missouri from 1945 to 1951. Hunter was a Judge of the Circuit Court of Missouri from 1951 to 1957, and then on the Kansas City District of the Missouri Court of Appeals from 1957 to 1965. During this time, he was an Instructor of law at the University of Missouri from 1952 to 1962.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 14, 1965, Hunter was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri vacated by Judge Floyd Robert Gibson. Hunter was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 11, 1965, and received his commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge in 1980. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1980, and served in that capacity until his death on December 27, 2003, in Lee's Summit, Missouri.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Floyd Robert Gibson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
1965–1980
Succeeded by
John R. Gibson
Preceded by
John Watkins Oliver
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
1980
Succeeded by
Russell Gentry Clark