Gary A. Fenner

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Gary August Fenner
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Assumed office
September 8, 2015
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
In office
July 25, 1996 – September 8, 2015
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Scott Olin Wright
Succeeded by Roseann A. Ketchmark
Personal details
Born Gary August Fenner
1947 (age 69–70)
St. Joseph, Missouri
Education University of Kansas B.A.
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law J.D.

Gary August Fenner (born 1947) 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 St. Joseph, Missouri, Fenner received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas in 1970 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1973. He was in private practice in Platte City, Missouri in 1973. He was an assistant city attorney of City of St. Joseph from 1973 to 1977. He was a business law instructor, Webster College from 1976 to 1977. He was in private practice in St. Joseph, Missouri from 1977 to 1979. He was a Circuit judge on the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri from 1979 to 1987. He was a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District from 1988 to 1996, serving as chief judge from 1994 to 1996.

District Court service[edit]

Fenner was nominated by President Clinton on December 13, 1995, to be a United States District Judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, to a seat vacated by Scott Olin Wright. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 10, 1996, and received his commission on July 25, 1996. He assumed senior status on September 8, 2015.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Scott Olin Wright
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
1996–2015
Succeeded by
Roseann A. Ketchmark