John C. Holstein

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John C. Holstein
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri
In office
July 1, 1995 – June 30, 1997
Preceded by Ann K. Covington
Succeeded by William Duane Benton
Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri
In office
October, 1989 – 2002
Appointed by John Ashcroft
Preceded by Warren Dee Welliver
Succeeded by Richard B. Teitelman
Personal details
Born (1945-01-10) January 10, 1945 (age 73)
Springfield, Missouri[1]
Spouse(s) Mary Brummel
Alma mater Missouri State University
University of Missouri School of Law
University of Virginia[2]

John C. Holstein (born January 10, 1945) is a former judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri, under an appointment by then-Governor John Ashcroft. From 1995 to 1997, he served as Chief Justice for the court. In 2002 he retired from the court and returned to private practice in Springfield, Missouri. Judge Holstein received his B.A. in Political Science from Southwest Missouri State University in 1967, and his law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1970.


  1. ^ Official Manual of Missouri, 1993-1994.
  2. ^ Attorney Biography for John C. Holstein[permanent dead link]

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