Harry F. Barnes

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Harry F. Barnes
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
Assumed office
November 1, 2008
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
In office
November 22, 1993 – November 1, 2008
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Morris S. Arnold
Succeeded by Susan Owens Hickey
Personal details
Born Harry F. Barnes
1932 (age 84–85)
Memphis, Tennessee
Education United States Naval Academy B.S.
University of Arkansas School of Law LL.B.

Harry F. Barnes (born 1932) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Barnes received a Bachelor of Science degree from United States Naval Academy in 1956 and was in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1961. He received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1964, entering private practice in Camden, Arkansas from 1964 to 1982, initially as the law partner of future United States Representative, Arkansas Governor and United States Senator David Pryor. He was also in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1964 to 1986. He was a municipal judge for Camden and Ouachita County from 1975 to 1982, and a Circuit judge, Thirteenth Judicial District, State of Arkansas from 1982 to 1993.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On October 27, 1993, Barnes was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas vacated by Morris S. Arnold, whom Clinton had elevated to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Barnes was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 20, 1993, and received his commission on November 22, 1993. He assumed senior status on November 1, 2008.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Morris S. Arnold
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
1993–2008
Succeeded by
Susan Owens Hickey