Past Presidents of the Missouri Bar

Below is a complete listing of past presidents of The Missouri Bar. Each president serves a term of one year. In 1944, by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri, The Missouri Bar became an integrated bar meaning a lawyer must be a member in order to practice law in the state of Missouri. Prior to that date, The Missouri Bar was a voluntary organization.

Term President's Name President's City of Residence
2012-13 Patrick B. Starke Blue Springs
2011-12 Lynn Whaley Vogel St. Louis
2010-11 John S. Johnston Kansas City
2009-10 H. A. “Skip” Walther Columbia
2008-09 Thomas M. Burke St. Louis
2007-08 Charlie J. Harris, Jr. Kansas City
2006-07 C. Ronald Baird Springfield
2005-06 Douglas A. Copeland St. Louis
2004-05 Joe B. Whisler Kansas City
2003-04 William M. Corrigan, Jr. St. Louis
2002-03 Dale C. Doerhoff Jefferson City
2001-02 Theresa L. F. Levings Kansas City
2000-01 John W. Briscoe New London
1999-00 Michael P. Gunn Ballwin
1998-99 Jennifer Gille Bacon Kansas City
1997-98 Marvin E. (Bunky) Wright Columbia
1996-97 Charles A. Weiss St. Louis
1995-96 Laurence R. Tucker Kansas City
1994-95 Ron Mitchell Joplin
1993-94 W. Dudley McCarter St. Louis
1992-93 John S. Black Kansas City
1991-92 Ortrie D. Smith Nevada
1990-91 Doreen D. Dodson St. Louis
1989-90 W. H. (Bert) Bates Kansas City
1988-89 Maurice B. Graham Fredericktown
1987-88 David A. McMahon Woodson Terrace
1986-87 John M. Gibson Kansas City
1985-86 Robert M. Clayton II Hannibal
1984-85 John Fox Arnold St. Louis
1983-84 Charles E. Patterson Kansas City
1982-83 Stephen N. Limbaugh Cape Girardeau
1981-82 James E. McDaniel St. Louis
1980-81 Joseph E. Stevens, Jr. Kansas City
1979-80 P. Pierre Dominique Jefferson City
1978-79 Bertram W. Tremayne, Jr. Clayton
1977-78 John R. Gibson Kansas City
1976-77 Robert O. Hetlage St. Louis
1975-76 Thomas D. Cochran Independence
1974-75 Arthur H. Stoup Kansas City
1973-74 Robert L. Hawkins, Jr. Jefferson City
1972-73 John M. Goodwin St. Louis
1971-72 Ernest H. Fremont, Jr. Kansas City
1970-71 Jack L. Oliver Cape Girardeau
1969-70 Edgar G. Boedeker Clayton
1968-69 Martin J. Purcell Kansas City
1967-68 Warren D. Welliver Columbia
1966-67 John H. Lashly St. Louis
1965-66 Robert A. Schroeder Kansas City
1964-65 Loyd E. Roberts Joplin
1963-64 Orville W. Richardson St. Louis
1962-63 Roy P. Swanson Kansas City
1961-62 Jackson A. Wright Columbia
1960-61 Fred A. Eppenberger St. Louis
1959-60 Ilus W. Davis Kansas City
1958-59 Clarence O. Woolsey Springfield
1957-58 Harry Gershenson, Sr. St. Louis
1956-57 Horace F. Blackwell, Jr. Kansas City
1955-56 Rush Limbaugh Cape Girardeau
1954-55 Russell H. Doerner Webster Groves
1953-54 Charles E. Whittaker Kansas City
1952-53 Lynn M. Ewing Nevada
1951-52 Richmond C. Coburn St. Louis
1950-51 Walter A. Raymond Kansas City
1949-50 Rufus Burrus Independence
1948-49 Forrest M. Hemker St. Louis
1947-48 Charles M. Blackmar Kansas City
1946-47 John H. Flanigan Carthage
1945-46* David L. Millar St. Louis
1945-46* Walter L. Mayne St. Louis
1944-45 Charles L. Carr Kansas City

Presidents previous to 1944 served a voluntary bar.

Term President's Name  
1943-44 Allen L. Oliver  
1942-43 Ronald F. O’Bryen  
1941-42 John F. Rhodes  
1940-41 Frank C. Mann  
1939-40 Roscoe Anderson  
1938-39 Inghram D. Hook  
1937-38 W. Wallace Fry  
1936-37 Kenneth Teasdale  
1935-36 Armwell L. Cogner  
1934-35 Frank E. Atwood  
1933-34 Jesse W. Barrett  
1932-33 Cyrus Crane  
1931-32 Boyle C. Clark  
1930-31 Jos W. Jamison  
1930 Jas. T. Blair, Jr.  
1929-30 Murat Boyle  
1928-29 Robt. L. Ward  
1927-28 Ernest A. Green  
1927 C.A. Barnes  
1926-27 J.P. McBaine  
1925-26 John T. Barker  
1924-25 X. P. Wilfley  
1923-24 Guy A. Thompson  
1922-23 A. T. Dunn  
1921-22 C.W. German  
1920-21 Francis M. Curlee  
1919 Robert Lamar  
1917-18 James C. Jones  
1916 James H. Harkless  
1915 Frank M. McDavid  
1914 Henry Lamms  
1913 Edw. J. White  
1912 Ralph F. Lozier  
1911 Morton Jordan  
1910 J.J. Vineyard  
1909 J. W. Halliburton  
1908 F.N. Judson  
1907 R.T. Railey  
1906 Sanford B. Ladd  
1905 Robt. F. Walker  
1904 John D. Lawson  
1903 F.L. Schofield  
1902 W.M. Williams  
1901 W.B. Teasdale  
1900 J.J. Russell  
1899 Geo. Robertson  
1898 Selden P. Spencer  
1895 Wm. C. Marshall  
1894 Henry C. McDougal  
1892 Geo. B. MacFarlane  
1891 H.S. Priest  
1890 L.C. Krauthoff  
1889 Geo. A. Madill  
1888 James B. Gantt  
1887 John F. Phillips  
1886 Chas. G. Burton  
1885 Geo W. McCrary  
1884 T.C. Reynolds  
1883 John C. Gage  
1882 J.H. Shanklin  
1881 Henry Hitchcock  
1880 Willard P. Hall  

* Mayne resigned due to his health in December 1945. Millar was elected to complete the term on January 25, 1946.