John Caskie Collet
|John Caskie Collet|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit|
July 9, 1947 – December 05, 1955
|Nominated by||Harry S Truman|
|Preceded by||Kimbrough Stone|
|United States District Court|
March 20, 1937 – July 9, 1947
|Nominated by||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri|
1935 – March 20, 1937
|Appointed by||Guy Brasfield Park|
|Preceded by||Walter D. Coles|
May 25, 1898|
|Died||December 5, 1955
Kansas City, Missouri
Collet was born in Keytesville, Missouri. He was in the United States Army Air Corps from 1917 to 1918, and read law in 1920. He was a City attorney of Salisbury, Missouri from 1922 to 1924, and then a county prosecutor for Chariton County, Missouri from 1925 to 1929. He then served as assistant counsel to the Missouri State Highway Department from 1930 to 1933. He became chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission in 1933, and then became a member of the Missouri Supreme Court in 1935.
On March 9, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Collet to be a federal judge on the U.S. District Courts for both the Western District and Eastern District of Missouri, filling two new seats created by 49 Stat. 1804. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 15, 1937, and received his commission on March 20, resigning his position on the Missouri Supreme Court. Ten years later, on April 30, 1947, President Harry S Truman nominated Collet to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, to a seat vacated by Kimbrough Stone. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 8, and received his commission the next day. Collet served on that court until he died in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Official Manual - State of Missouri 2003-2004
- John Caskie Collet at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.