John Caskie Collet

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John Caskie Collet
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
In office
July 9, 1947 – December 5, 1955
Nominated by Harry S Truman
Preceded by Kimbrough Stone
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
In office
March 20, 1937 – July 9, 1947
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Succeeded by Roy Winfield Harper
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
In office
March 20, 1937 – July 9, 1947
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Succeeded by Roy Winfield Harper
Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri
In office
1935 – March 20, 1937[1]
Appointed by Guy Brasfield Park
Preceded by Walter D. Coles
Personal details
Born (1898-05-25)May 25, 1898
Keytesville, Missouri
Died December 5, 1955(1955-12-05) (aged 57)
Kansas City, Missouri

John Caskie Collet (May 25, 1898 – December 5, 1955) was a United States federal judge in 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.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Official Manual - State of Missouri 2003-2004
Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
1937–1947
Succeeded by
Roy Winfield Harper
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
1937–1947
Succeeded by
Roy Winfield Harper
Preceded by
Kimbrough Stone
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
1947–1955
Succeeded by
Charles Evans Whittaker