1938: The first session of Missouri Boys State had four counties: Scott, Price, Barton and Benton.
DAVID BARTON (1793 - 1843)Senator
David BartonBarton was born in Green County, Tennessee, Dec. 14, 1783.He moved to Missouri in 1809 where he practiced law.
He was elected Attorney General in 1813 an office he held for two years.He was named Speaker of the Territorial Legislature in 1818.
He was elected President of the First Constitutional Convention of Missouri.He claimed he wrote the first constitution and it was in force until displaced by the Drake Constitution in 1866.
He served for two years as the first United States Senator from Missouri.He was elected by acclamation.
After leaving the U.S. Senate, Barton became a State Senator from St. Louis, in 1834, and later Circuit Judge at Boonville, in 1835.
A portrait of Barton hangs on the wall of the Hall of Representatives in Jefferson City.
Barton was sometimes called the "Forgotten Statesman", but few men have had a more valid claim to recognition and remembrance in Missouri.
Bentz Law Firm attorney David Barton recently completed a historic New Markets Tax Credit refinancing of a large construction project for The Chicago Tabernacle of the Assemblies of God.Representing faith-based lender Heritage Investment Services Fund, Inc. (HIS Fund), Barton, along with HIS Fund special counsel David A. York, attorneys for U.S. Bank Community Development Corporation, and attorneys for the Chicago Tabernacle of the Assemblies of God, recently completed the refinancing of nearly Nine Million Dollars in debt which permitted the Chicago Tabernacle to take advantage of an additional $1.5 Million in investment.
David Barton Appointed to Court of Judicial Discipline
David Barton was sworn in on June 5, 2015 as a judge of the Court of Judicial Discipline.
Barton was appointed to a four year term by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Barton'??s appointment fulfills the constitutional requirement that one of the eight member seats be a commissioned magisterial district judge, a position that Barton has held since 1996.
David Barton Selected As Solicitor For Judicial AssociationBentz Law Firm attorney David Barton was selected to serve as Solicitor for the Sixth District of the Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania.The Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania is recognized by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as representing the interests of Pennsylvania's 558 magisterial district and Philadelphia municipal court judges.
The Association's sixth district encompasses Allegheny County and its 45 magisterial district judges.
As solicitor, Barton will counsel and advise the Allegheny County association in various matters.Barton replaces Judge Dennis R. Joyce, who became solicitor for the statewide association in May.
Attorney David Barton is an Associate of Bentz Law Firm, P.C.Mr. Barton concentrates his practice in the representation of businesses, civil litigation, business disputes, creditors'?? rights and decedent's estates.
Attorney Barton also regularly represents clients in probate and estate matters including Orphan's Court litigation.Attorney Barton is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania state courts, the federal courts in the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.His practice includes matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts, both locally and nationally.
Recently, Attorney Barton has:
Additionally, Mr. Barton has regularly represented a national retailer in lease disputes throughout Pennsylvania, and has advised a national real estate developer in connection with the proposed rehabilitation of federally funded housing units involving private and public financing and equity investments.
Obtained and collected judgments for banks and other businesses in commercial transactions, including foreclosures of loans in the millions of dollars, using settlement agreements, and where necessary execution proceedings.
A graduate of Duquesne University School of Law (Juris Doctorate), Attorney Barton was a member of the DUQUESNE LAW REVIEW, the Justice Louis L. Manderino Honor Society, Appellate Moot Court Honor Society, and was recognized for his achievement when he competed in the American Bar Association's National Appellate Advocacy Competition.He also holds a B.A. Degree in Public Policy from Tulane University.In addition to his practice with the Bentz Law Firm, P.C., Mr. Barton has served as Magisterial District Judge in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania since 1996.Judge Barton was appointed to a four year term as a judge on the Court of Judicial Discipline by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvaniain May, 2015.He is an active member of the Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania, and serves as its statewide liaison with the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
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