A Guide to the Records of Greene County Courts

CIRCUIT JUDGES

REGISTER OF OFFICE HOLDERS - GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI

NAME

PARTY

OFFICE

TERM

Hiram McLaughlin

Republican

Judge - Division 1

1947 - 1949

William R Collinson

Democrat

Judge - Division 1

1949 - 1965 Resigned

Douglas W Greene

Republican

Judge - Division 2

1961 - 1975 Resigned

Jack Aton Powell

Democrat

Judge - Division 1

1965 - 1984 Died in office

James H Keet

Democrat

Judge - Division 3

1965 - 1984 Resigned

John Crow

Republican

Judge - Division 2

1975 - 1933 Resigned

Glen Burkhart

Republican

Judge - Division 4

1976 - 1977

Max Bacon

Democrat

Judge - Division 4

1977 - 1988 Resigned

J A Appelquist

Republican

Judge - Division 2

1983 -

David P Anderson

Republican

Judge - Division 1

1984 -

Donald E Bonacker

Republican

Judge - Division 3

1984 -

Thomas K McGuire

Republican

Judge - Division 4

1988 -

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CIRCUIT JUDGES

NAME

RESIDENCE

OFFICE

DATE IN OFFICE

POLITICS

Orin Patterson

Springfield, MO

Circuit Judge - Division 2

1919 - 1924

Republican

Warren L White

Springfield, MO

Circuit Judge - Division 2

1925 - 1960

Democrat

John Schmook

Springfield, MO

Circuit Judge - Division 1

1929 - 1934

Republican

Guy D Kirby

Springfield, MO

Circuit Judge - Division 1

1935 - 1946

Democrat

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CRIMINAL JUDGES

REGISTER OF OFFICE HOLDERS - GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI

NAME

RESIDENCE

OFFICE

DATE IN OFFICE

POLITICS

J J Gideon

Springfield, MO

Criminal Judge

1893 - 1896

Republican

C B McAfee

Springfield, MO

Criminal Judge

1897 - 1900

Democrat

J J Gideon

Springfield, MO

Criminal Judge

1901 - 1904

Republican

A W Lincoln

Springfield, MO

Criminal Judge

1903 - 1909

Republican

Circuit Court and Criminal Court combined and divided into Divisions 1 and 2

CIRCUIT JUDGES

NAME

RESIDENCE

OFFICE

DATE IN OFFICE

POLITICS

Foster T Wright

Springfield, MO

Circuit Judge

1837

 

W F Geiger

Springfield, MO

Circuit Judge

1873

 

W D Hubbard

Springfield, MO

Circuit Judge

1887 - 1892

 

James T Neville

Springfield, MO

Circuit Judge

1893 - 1910

Republican

Alfred Page

Springfield, MO

Circuit Judge - Division 2

1909 - 1912

Republican

Guy Kirby

Springfield, MO

Circuit Judge - Division 1

1911 - 1928

Democrat

Arch A Johnson

Springfield, MO

Circuit Judge - Division 2

1913 - 1913

Democrat

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CIRCUIT CLERKS

REGISTER OF OFFICE HOLDERS - GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI

NAME

RESIDENCE

OFFICE

DATE IN OFFICE

POLITICS

Guy C Gibbs

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1927 - 1934

Democrat

 

 

 

(Deceased)

 

Josephine Gibbs

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1934

Democrat

Jack McKee

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1935 -

Ousted by Democrat

James S Johnson

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1935 - 1942

Republican

James S Johnson

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1943 - 1946

Republican

BH Harry Nicholson

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1947 - 1970

Republican

Troy Garrison

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1971 - 1972

Republican

 

 

 

(Died In Office)

 

Melvin Payne

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1972 - 1973

Democrat

 

 

 

(Appointed)

 

Michael A Carr

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1973 -

Republican

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CIRCUIT CLERKS

REGISTER OF OFFICE HOLDERS - GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI

NAME

RESIDENCE

OFFICE

DATE IN OFFICE

POLITICS

Charles T Bullock

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1833 - Resigned

 

C D Terrell

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1838 - 1839

 

John C Farmer

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1839 - 1340

 

Joshua Davis

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1840 - 1853

 

A G McCracken

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1854 - 1859

 

F J Abernathy

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1860 - 1861

 

J W D L F Mack

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1861 - 1862

 

M J Humble

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1862 - 1866

 

John L Lisenby

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1866 - 1871

 

R A Mack

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1872 - 1874

 

J H Payne

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1875 - 1878

 

J R Ferguson

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1879 - 1886

 

W W Donham

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1887 - 1894

 

J M Yarbrough

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1895 - 1902

Republican

T A Nicholson

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1903 - 1910

Republican

Sam A Reed

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1911 - 1918

Republican

James C Hale

Springfield, MO

Circuit Clerk

1919 to 1926

Repub1ican

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CRIMINAL CLERKS

REGISTER OF OFFICE HOLDERS - GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI

NAME

RESIDENCE

OFFICE

DATE IN OFFICE

POLITICS

Ed L Yancey

Springfield, MO

Criminal Clerk

1893 - 1894

 

George W Campbell

Springfield, MO

Criminal Clerk

1895 - 1898

Republican

Ellis Paxson

Springfield, MO

Criminal Clerk

1899 - 1902

Republican

George W Arnold

Springfield, MO

Criminal Clerk

1903 - 1905

Republican

 

 

 

(Deceased)

 

Josiah Harrell

Springfield, MO

Criminal Clerk

1906

Democrat

B C Holmes

Springfield, MO

Criminal Clerk

1907 - 1914

Republican

Roy L Arnold

Springfield, MO

Criminal Clerk

1915 - 1922

Republican

Carl W Wingo

Springfield, MO

Criminal Clerk

1923 - 1926

Republican

 

 

 

 

 

Office of Criminal Clerk Abolished in 1926

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OFFICE OF ASSOCIATE CIRCUIT JUDGE

REGISTER OF OFFICE HOLDERS - GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI

NAME

PARTY

OFFICE

TERM

Tom McGuire

Republican

Associate Circuit Judge I

1979 - 1988 Resigned

Louren G Davidson

Republican

Associate Circuit Judge II

1979 - 1981 Resigned

Don Clough

Democrat

Associate Circuit Judge III

1979 - 1982

George J Donegan

Republican

Associate Circuit Judge II

1981 - 1987

David P Anderson

Republican

Associate Circuit Judge III

1983 - 1984

J Miles Sweeney

Republican

Associate Circuit Judge III

1984 -

Dan Conklin

Republican

Associate Circuit Judge II

1987 -

Winston Davis

Republican

Associate Circuit Judge I

1988 -

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JUDGE OF THE MAGISTRATE COURT

REGISTER OF OFFICE HOLDERS - GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI

NAME

PARTY

OFFICE

TERM

W K Webb

Republican

Magistrate Judge - 1st Division

1947 - 1950

Thomas H Gideon

Republican

Magistrate Judge - 2nd Division

1947 - 1955

Thomas Coppage

Democrat

Magistrate Judge - 1st Division

1951 - 1952

H L Teaff

Republican

Magistrate Judge - 1st Division

1953 - 1954

Orville Kerr

Republican

Magistrate Judge - 1st Division

1955 - 1978

Ernest C Hamlin

Democrat

Magistrate Judge - 2nd Division

1955 - 1958

E A Ed Barbour

Democrat

Magistrate Judge - 2nd Division

1959 - 1970

Louren G Davidson

Republican

Magistrate Judge - 2nd Division

1971 -

Richard L Franks

Democrat

Magistrate Judge - 3rd Division

1971 - 1974
Resigned

Winston Davis

Republican

Magistrate Judge - 3rd Division

1974

Max E Bacon

Democrat

Magistrate Judge - 3rd Division

1975 - 1976
Resigned

Thomas K McGuire

Republican

Magistrate Judge - 3rd Division

1977 - 1978

Thomas K McGuire

Republican

Magistrate Judge - 1st Division

1979

Don Clough

Democrat

Magistrate Judge - 3rd Division

1979

On January 1, 1979 Office of Magistrate Judge was changed to Associate Circuit Judge

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OFFICE OF MAGISTRATE CLERK

REGISTER OF OFFICE HOLDERS - GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI

NAME

PARTY

OFFICE

TERM

Joe Skidmore

Democrat

Magistrate Clerk

1959 - 1966

Troy Garrison

Republican

Magistrate Clerk

1967 - 1970

Estle Hamilton

Republican

Magistrate Clerk

1971 - 1978

Office Abolished on January 1, 1979 By Act of General Assembly

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