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U.S. Marshals Service

Western District of Arkansas

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 Western District of Arkansas.

Territory of Arkansas Type of Appointment Date
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
Western District of Arkansas
KNOX, George Original March 12, 1851
HAYS, Samuel M.  Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
June 16, 1853
March 14, 1854
JACOWAY, Benjamin J. Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
March 19, 1857
May 10, 1858
BROWN, James M. Senate Confirmation January 24, 1861
WHITE, Luther C. Senate Confirmation March 3, 1865
ROWLAND, Joseph S.C. Recess Appointment August 19, 1868
BRITTON, William A. Senate Confirmation April 16, 1869
ROOTS, Logan   March 31, 1871
June 19, 1872 (suspended)
SARBER, John Senate Confirmation March 18, 1873
FAGIN, James S. Senate Confirmation February 10, 1875
UPHAM, Daniel P. Senate Confirmation July 10, 1876
DELL, Valentine Senate Confirmation June 15, 1880
BOLES, Thomas Senate Confirmation February 20, 1882
CARROLL, John Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
October 24, 1885
May 21, 1886
YOES, Jacob Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
May 17, 1889
January 27, 1890
CRUMP, George J. Senate Confirmation April 15, 1893
STAHL, Solomon F. Senate Confirmation
Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
June 1, 1897
June 13, 1901
March 5, 1902
MAYES, John Frank. Commission Date
Commission Date
March 6, 1906
May 4, 1910
PARKER, John H. Commission Date
Commission Date
June 22, 1914
November 19, 1919
RUSSELL, Andrew J. Commission Date
Commission Date
September 18, 1922
January 4, 1927
JOHNSON, George H. Court Appointed March 1, 1928
HUDSPETH, Cooper Commission Date
Commission Date
March 5, 1928
April 5, 1932
RILEY, John C. Commission Date   March 5, 1936
ARMSTRONG, Henry C. Commission Date April 29, 1940
FLOYD, Jones Commission Date
Commission Date
May 18, 1945
August 8, 1949
GEREN, Louis C. Court Appointed May 24, 1953
HUDSPETH, Cooper Recess Appointment
Commission Date
October 27, 1953
March 9, 1954
NEAL, Jay Commission Date August 21, 1954
August 21, 1958 
DOUGLAS, Dan M. Commission Date
Commission Date
April 4, 1962
April 28, 1966
OWEN, Lee R. Commission Date
Commission Date
December 20, 1969
February 28, 1974 
BURTON, Mack Commission Date February 1, 1978
PATTERSON, James C. Commission Date February 24, 1983
BLACK, Hugh Dinsmore Commission Date February 11, 1994
BLEVINS, Michael Interim Appointment February 10, 1996
McFERRAN, Kenneth  Commission Date 1996 - 2003
O'CONNELL, Richard J. Commission Date 2003 - July 29, 2010
H. Michael Oglesby Commission Date September 9, 2010

 

History 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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