William Duane Benton

Hon. William Duane Benton
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Address: Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse
111 South 10th Street
Room 24.329
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: (816) 512-5815
Fax: (314) 244-2780
E-mail: Contact Us
Web site: http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/

Position Bar Admissions Education
Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):

Appointed 2004
Bar Admissions:
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Missouri, 1973
New York University School of Law, New York, New York
Honors: Post Graduate Appellate Judges Course, Institute of Judicial
Honors: Administration

University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia

Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1975
Law Journal: Yale Law Journal, Editor and Managing Editor

Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri
Major: LL.D. (Honorary)

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Honors: Completed Senior Executives Program, Danforth Fellow

Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee
M.B.A., Master of Business Administration
Major: Business Administration
Major: Accountancy

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1972
Honors: summa cum laude

Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri
LL.D (honorary)

Published Works:
Congressional Perquisites and Fair Elections: The Case of the Franking Privilege, 83 Yale L.J. 1022,1055, 1974

Book Review, 'Developments in the Law - Legal Citation', 86 Yale L.J. 197, 1976

Noted in 'The Blue Book Is Crimson', 64 A.B.A.J. 139, 1978

Article, Reliability of Corporate Earnings Estimates', Proceedings of the American Institute for Decision Sciences, March, 1979

Article, Local Use Tax in Missouri, Missouri Mun. Rev., pp. 10-11, Oct-Nov, 1990

1 Missouri Administrative Law, Chap. 3, 'Evidence and Burden of Proof" Missouri Bar 2d ed. 1990 (with Harvey M. Tettlebaum)

2 Missouri Taxation Law and Practice, Chap. 25, 'Procedure - Department of Revenue' Missouri Bar 1989 Supp.

Missouri Consumer Law, Chap. 19, 'Procedural Considerations' Missouri Bar 1990 supp.

Article, 'The Administrative Hearing Commission: A New Power Over Administrative Regulations', 47 Journal of the Missouri Bar 11, Aug, 1991

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Appellate Advocacy, Missouri Bar, 1995 - Present

Administrative Law, Missouri Bar, 1994 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Multistate Tax Commission

Midwestern States Association of Tax Administrators
Chairman, President

Veterans of Foreign Wars

American Legion

Navy League

Vietnam Veterans of America

Military Order of the World Wars

Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg
Regent, Board

Missouri State Employees Retirement System
Chairman, Board of Trustees

St. Mary's Health Center
Member, Board of Regents

Missouri Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation

Jefferson City United Way
Member, Governing Body

Council for Drug Free Youth
Member, Board of Directors

First Baptist Church, Jefferson City
Deacon, Trustee

Missouri Baptist Convention
Former Counsel

American Bar Association

Missouri Bar

Cole County Bar Association

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants

Association of Government Accountants

National Society of Public Accountants

Independent Accountants Society of Missouri

United States Naval Reserve

Past Employment Positions:
State of Missouri, 14th Director of Revenue, 1989 - 1991

Congressman Wendell Bailey, United States House of Representatives, Chief of Staff, 1980 - 1982

United States Navy, Judge Advocate, 1975 - 1979

Private Law Practice, Jefferson City

United States Naval Reserve, Captain

Missouri Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation

Missouri Military Advisory Commission

Supreme Court of Missouri, Chief Justice, 1997 - 1999

Supreme Court of Missouri, Judge, 1991 - 2004

Westminster College, Adjunct Professor, 1998 - 2004

University of Missouri School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 1998 - 2004

Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Gamma Sigma
Phi Beta Kappa
Birth Information:
1950, Springfield, Missouri, United States of America

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