Hon. Stephen Bough
Stephen R. Bough
Judge Bough was nominated by President Barack Obama on January 16, 2014, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 16, 2014. He received his federal judicial commission on December 19, 2014, and was sworn in on December 29, 2014.
Judge Bough received his bachelor’s in political science from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) and his law degree from UMKC Law School. During law school he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the UMKC Law Review, followed by a clerkship with Judge Scott O. Wright, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri.