Robert McAllister

Judge Robert D. McAllister, died at home, August 5, 2005 after battling liver cancer. Beloved husband of Julie (High) McAllister for almost 35 years. Father of Terry (Doug) Stewart of Scottsdale, AZ. David (Jamie) McAllister of Des Moines, Missy (Dan) Cleven of Des Moines, and Jennifer (Trip) Hoffman of Salt Lake City, UT., stepfather of Brett (Marian) States and Amy States of St. Peters, MO. and grandfather of twelve.
Robert was born in St. Louis, MO to Hudson and Marie McAllister. He graduated from Beaumont High School in 1949 and received a degree from Harris Teacher College in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps from 1953 to 1956. Robert received his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University in 1965. Soon after graduation, Robert moved to Des Moines where he was in private practice. He returned to St. Louis in 1970 and continued practicing law until 1979 when he ran against the incumbent for what was then called magistrate judge. He retired from the Circuit Court after 20 years but continued serving as Senior Judge as long as his health permitted.
Memorial services were held at Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ in Chesterfield, MO on Saturday, August 13, 2005.