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Elmo Bolton Hunter

Biography of Elmo Bolton Hunter

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Hunter
  • First Name: Elmo
  • Middle Name: Bolton
  • Date of Birth: October , 23 , 1915
  • Place of Birth (POB): St. Louis , Missouri (US-MO, MO, 29, Mo.)
  • Date of Death: December , 27 , 2003
  • Place of Death (POD): Lee's Summit , Missouri (US-MO, MO, 29, Mo.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Elmo Bolton Hunter Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Lyndon B. Johnson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 07/14/1965
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Gibson , Floyd R.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 07/14/1965
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 08/10/1965
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 08/11/1965
  • Commission Date: 08/11/1965
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1980
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1980
  • Retirement from Active Service: 12/31/1980
  • Date of Termination: 12/27/2003
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Elmo Bolton Hunter in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Missouri
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1936

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Missouri School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1938

Elmo Bolton Hunter Career Path


  • Law clerk, Hon. Kimbrough Stone, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1938-1939
  • Senior assistant city counselor, Kansas City, Missouri, 1939-1941
  • Cook fellow, University of Michigan Law School, 1941
  • Special assistant U.S. attorney for prosecution of war fraud cases, Western District of Missouri and District of Kansas, 1941-1942
  • U.S. Army lieutenant, 1942-1945
  • Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1945-1951
  • Judge, Circuit Court of Missouri, 1951-1957
  • Judge, Kansas City [Missouri] Court of Appeals, 1957-1965
  • Instructor of law, University of Missouri, 1952-1962


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