Ortrie D. Smith

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Ortrie D. Smith
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Assumed office
April 30, 2011
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
In office
August 14, 1995 – April 30, 2011
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Howard F. Sachs
Succeeded by Mary Elizabeth Phillips
Personal details
Born Ortrie D. Smith
1946 (age 71–72)
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Education University of Missouri (B.A.)
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D.)

Ortrie D. Smith (born 1946) 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 Jonesboro, Arkansas, Smith received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri in 1968 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1971. He was in private practice in Nevada, Missouri from 1971 to 1995.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 30, 1995, Smith was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri vacated by Howard F. Sachs. Smith was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 11, 1995, and received his commission on August 14, 1995. He took senior status on April 30, 2011.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Howard F. Sachs
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
1995–2011
Succeeded by
Mary Elizabeth Phillips