Longtime appeals court judge plans to step down

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Judge James R. Dowd said Tuesday that he plans to resign from the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri effective Oct. 10. Dowd said he will return to the St. Louis law firm of Dowd and Dowd after 23 years as a judge at various levels. He was elected an associate circuit judge in St. Louis city in 1978 and became a St. Louis city circuit judge 10 years later.

Dowd was appointed to the appeals court in 1997.

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