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Eastern District of Arkansas

History 

 

The Territory of Arkansas was established on March 2, 1819 and was effective July 4, 1819.  The District of Arkansas was established on June 15, 1836.  The Eastern and Western Districts were established on March 3, 1851. 

Following is a listing of former United States Marshals for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Eastern  District Marshals

Status

Date

Territory of Arkansas
SCOTT, George Washington Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
Senate Confirmation
Senate Confirmation
May 29, 1820
February 7, 1821
January 13, 1825
January 2, 1829
RECTOR, Elias Senate Confirmation
Senate Confirmation
March 2, 1831
January 20, 1835
District of Arkansas
RECTOR, Elias Senate Confirmation
Senate Confirmation
June 29, 1836
February 17, 1840
NEWTON, Thomas Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
April 20, 1841
July 22, 1841
RECTOR, Henry M. Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
May 8, 1843
January 16, 1844
RECTOR, Elias Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
May 23, 1845
February 5, 1846
CHASE, Luther Senate Confirmation April 25, 1850
Eastern District of Arkansas
CHASE, Luther Transferred March 3, 1851
QUINDLEY, John Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
Senate Confirmation
April 19, 1853
March 14, 1854
March 8, 1858
HALLIBURTON, John S. Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
July 1, 1859
January 30, 1860
STODDARD, William O. Senate Confirmation February 14, 1865
MILLS, Isaac Senate Confirmation July 25, 1866
CATTERSON, Robert F. Senate Confirmation March 24, 1870
MILLS, Isaac Senate Confirmation June 8, 1872
TORENS, James Senate Confirmation
Senate Confirmation
March 19, 1875
February 22, 1879
RUSSELL, David B. Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
March 21, 1883
January 21, 1884
FLETCHER, Thomas Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
October 24, 1885
August 2, 1886
SPELLMAN, Oscar M. Senate Confirmation March 27, 1889
GAINES, Abner Senate Confirmation March 23, 1893
COOPER, Henry M. Senate Confirmation
Recess Appointment
April 5, 1897
April 23, 1901
FOWLER, Asbury S. Senate Confirmation May 8, 1902
REMMEL, Harmon L. Senate Confirmation
Commission Date
May 8, 1906
May 25, 1910
WALLS, Andrew Jackson Commission Date
Commission Date
June 22, 1914
November 19, 1919
MALLORY, George L. Commission Date
Commission Date
Commission Date
June 6, 1922
June 15, 1926
June 9, 1930
PETTIE, Virgil C. Commission Date
Commission Date
June 13, 1934
September 11, 1940
PURVIS, Virgil O. Court Appointed April 1, 1946
MILLER, Noble V. Commission Date
Commission Date
May 13, 1946
September 26, 1950
KIDD, Richard Beal Commission Date
Commission Date
July 31, 1953
July 2, 1957
HENDERSON, Alfred P. Commission Date
Commission Date
April 4, 1962
April 28, 1966
DAVIS, Lynn A. Commission Date
Commission Date
December 20, 1969
December 1974
BLAYLOCK, Len E. Commission Date January 19, 1975
GRAY, Charles H. Commission Date
Commission Date
February 26, 1978
April 1, 1982
MELTON, Donald Commission Date October 14, 1986
PATTILLO, Conrad Commission Date February 11, 1994
CANAHAN, Ray E. Commission Date July 26, 2002
MASSANELLI, Clifton T. Interim Appointment December 21, 2006
HOWARD, Jr. Robert G. Commission Date May 3, 2007
MASSANELLI, Clifton T. Presidential Appointment May 27, 2010

 

The following translation of abbreviations applies to the list:
        "R" - Recess appointment date
        "S" - Senate Confirmation date (used from 1789-1903)
        "C" - Commission date (used from 1903 to present)
        "C.A." - Court Appointment date
        "A.G." - Attorney General appointment date

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