|Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri|
March 9, 1865 – June 9, 1888
|Appointed by||Abraham Lincoln|
|Preceded by||Robert William Wells|
|Succeeded by||John Finis Philips|
March 12, 1815
|Died||July 14, 1888 (aged 73)|
Kansas City, Missouri
|Education||St. Charles College|
Arnold Krekel (March 12, 1815 – July 14, 1888) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Education and career
Born in Langenfeld, Prussia, German Confederation, Krekel emigrated to the United States in 1832. He attended St. Charles College and read law to enter the bar in 1844. He was a surveyor in St. Charles County, Missouri. He was a justice of the peace there from 1841 to 1843, and was in private practice beginning in 1844. He was a county and city attorney of St. Charles and St. Charles County from 1846 to 1850, and was editor of the St. Charles Democrat from 1850 to 1864. He was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives in 1852. Krekel served in the Union Army throughout the American Civil War as colonel of a regiment of Missouri volunteers. He was President of the state constitutional convention in 1865.
Federal judicial service
Krekel was nominated by President Abraham Lincoln on March 6, 1865, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri vacated by Judge Robert William Wells. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 9, 1865, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on June 9, 1888, due to his retirement.
Krekel died on July 14, 1888, in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Arnold Krekel at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, J. G.; Fiske, J., eds. (1900). . Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
Robert William Wells
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
John Finis Philips