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William D. Benton – 2012

William D. Benton – 2012

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Government Act 1978 
Rev. 112013 
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 U.S.C. app.  101-111) Person Reporting (last name, first, middle initial) 
Benton, William Title (Article III judges indicate active senior status; 
magistrate judges indicate full-or part-time) 
Circuit Judge (active) Court Organization Date Report 
U.S. Court Appeals, 8th Cir 
0510912013 
Sa. Report Type (check appropriate type) Reporting Period 
Nomination Date 
01/01/2012
Initial Annual Final [{] 
1213112012 
Sb. Amended Report Chambers Office Address 
U.S. Courthouse 
400 9th St. 
Kansas City 64106 

IMPORTANT NOTES: The instructions accompanying this form must followed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part where you have reportable information. POSIT!0NS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 9-13 filing instructions.)  NONE (No reportable positions.)  
POSITION  NAME ORGANIZATION/ENTITY Director  Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area 

II. AGREEMENTS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 14-16 filing instructions.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable agreements.) 

PARTIES AND TERMS 

Name Person Reporting 
Ill. N0N-INVESTMENT ME. (Reporting individual and spouse; see pp. 17-24  instructions.) Filer's Non-Investment Income NONE (No reportable non-investment income.)  
SOURCE AND TYPE  INCOME (yours, not spouse's) 2012  State Missouri -judicial retirement  $66130.20 Spouse's Non-Investment Income -If you were married during any portion the reporting year, complete this section. 
(Dollar amount not required exceptfor honoraria.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 

SOURCE AND TYPE 

IV. REIMBURSEMENTS --transportation, lodging,food, entertainment. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 25-27 (filing instructions.)  NONE (No reportable reimbursements.)  
SOURCE  DATES  LOCATION  PURPOSE  ITEMS PAID PROVIDED  Missouri Baptist Convention  Oct. 29-31, 2012  St. Louis  meeting religious organization  transportation, meals and hotel  

St. Louis University Oct. 12-13, 2012 St. Louis speak seminar transportation, meals and hotel  Emory University  Oct. 6-7, 2012  Atlanta  judge moot court  transportation, meals and hotel  American Legion  Sep. 28-30, 2012  Indianapolis  meeting civic  transportation, meals and hotel  
organization  

Rotary International Sep. 10-12, 2012 Evanston meeting civic transportation, meals and hotel organization 	
Southwestern Baptist May 21-22, 2012 Fort Worth meeting religious transportation, meals and hotel Theological Seminary organization 	
St. Louis University May 17-18, 2012 St. Louis speak commencement transportation, meals and hotel 	
Rotary International Apr. 9-11, 2012 Evanston meeting civic transportation, meals and hotel organization 

American Bar Association Mar. 22-23, 2012 New Orleans CLE (teach) seminar transportation, meals and hotel 
10. 	
Pepperdine Law School Mar. 14-16, 2012 Malibu teach Federal Clerkship transportation, meals and hotel Institute 

11. 	
Rotary International Feb. 19-22, 2012 Evanston meeting civic transportation, meals and hotel organization GIFTS. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 28-31 filing instructions.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable gifts.) 
SOURCE 
DESCRIPTION VALUE 

VI. LIABILITIES. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 32-33 filing instructions.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable liabilities.) 
CREDITOR DESCRIPTION VALUE CODE 

Name Person Reporting 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 14-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period (including trnst assets) reporting period reporting period 
(2) (I) (2) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
Place "(X)" after each asset exempt from prior disclosure  Amount Code (A-H)  Type (e.g., div., rent, int.)  Value Code (J-P)  Value Method Code (Q-W)  Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption)  Date mm/dd/yy  Value Code (J-P)  Gain Code (A-H)  Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction)  Equifax Inc. common stock  Dividend common stock  Dividend  

Federated Clover Value Fund Dividend Oppenheimer Main Street Fund Dividend Income Gain Codes: 41.000 less =$1,00 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5,000  0=$5.001 -$15.000 =$15.001-$50.000  
(Sec Columns and 04) =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$1.000.000  Ill =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000  fl2 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15.001 -$50.000 =$50.00I -$100.000 =$100.00 I-$250.000  
(See Columns and DJ) =$250.00I-$500.000 =$500.00I 1.000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000 =$5.000.001 -$25,000.000  
1'3 =$25.000.00 -$50.000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

Name Person Reporting 

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period (including trust assets) reporting period ofreporting period 
(I) (2) (I) (2) (I) (2) (3) (4) (5) Place "(X)" after each asset Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type (e.g., Date Value Gain 
Identity exempt from prior disclosure Code div., rent, Code Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code Code buyer/seller (A-H) int.) (J-P) 	Code3 redemption) (J-P) (A-H) (if private (Q-W) transaction) 
18. 
-Hewlett Packard common stock 

19. 
-Federated Clover Value Fund 

20. 
-American International Group Inc. 

21. 
-Peabody Energy Corp. common stock 

22. 
-Titanium Metals Corp. New common stock 

23. -Wells Fargo Co. (formerly Wachovia Corp New) common stock 24. -Blackrock Energy Resources Portfolio  
 
25. -Wells Fargo (formerly Wachovia) Bank  

deposit program 
26. 
-Federated Strategic Value Fund 

27. 
-Federated Investors Bond Fund 

28. 
Pfizer Inc. common stock Dividend 

29. Sirius Satellie Radio Inc. common stock  Dividend  
30. Blackrock Global Allocation Funds  Dividend  
31. Peabody Energy Corp.  Dividend  
32. Titanium Metals Corp. New  Dividend  
33. CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund (formerly "ING")  Dividend  
34. Chimera Investment Corp.  Dividend Jncomc Gain Codes: =$1.000 less =$1,001 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5.000  0=$5.001-$15.000 =$15.001 -$50.000  
(Sec Columns and 04) 450.001 -$100.000 =$I 00.00 -$1.000.000  Ill =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000  112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15.001 -$50.000 =$50.00 -$100.000 =$100.00 -$250.000  
(See Columns and 03) =$250.00 -$500.000 =$500.00 -$1.000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000 =$5.000.001 -$25.000.000 =$25.000.001 -$50.000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

N;tme Person Reporting 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRuSTS -income, value, transactions (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including tmst assets)  reporting period reporting period  

(I) (2) (I) (I) (2) 
Place "(X)" after each asset  Amount  Type (e.g.,  Value  Value  Type (e.g.,  Date  Value  Gain  Identity  
exempt from prior disclosure  Code  div., rent,  Code  Method  buy, sell,  mm/dd/yy  Code  Code  buyer/seller  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code  redemption)  (J-P)  (A-H)  (if private  
(Q-W)  transaction)  

35: Federated High Income Bond Fund class  Dividend  
36. Lord Abbett High Yield Fund class  Distribution  
37. Nuveen High Yield Municipal Bond Fund class  Int./Div. Income Gain Codes: =$1.000 less =$1,001 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5.000  0=$5.001 -$15.000 =$15.001 -$50.000  
(See Columns and 04) =$50.001 -$100.000 =$I00.00 -$1.000.000  Ill =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000  112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15.001 -$50.000 =$50.001 -$!00.000 =$100.001 -$250.000  
(See Columns and 03) =$250.00 -$500.000 =$500.00 -$1.000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000 =$5.000.001 -$25,000.000 =$25.000.001 -$50.000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Othcr =Estimated  

VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (lndicate part ofreport.) 
The Vanguard Aggressive Growth Portfolio, listed line Part VII, invests two stock funds: (I) Vanguard Institutional Total Stock Market Index Fund (70%), and Vanguard Total Intematonal Stock Index Fund (30%). This allocation made the MOST plan, not me. 
 
The Vanguard Interest Accumulation Portfolio, listed line Part VII, directs all its assets into Vanguard Short Term Reserves Account, which, tum, invests (I) Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund, and (2) funding agreements issued one more insurance companies. This allocation made the MOST plan, not me, and not know any specifics item (2). 

Name Person Reporting 
IX. CERTIFICATION. certify that all information given above (including information pertaining spouse and minor dependent children, any) accurate, true, and complete the best knowledge and belief, and that any information not reported was withheld because met applicable statutory provisions permitting non-disclosure. further certify that earned income from outside employment and honoraria and the acceptance gifts which have been reported are compliance with the provisions U.S.C. app.  501 et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 

Signature: William Benton 
NOTE: ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY FALSIFIES FAILS FILE THIS REPORT MAY SUBJECT CIVIL AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104) 

Committee Financial Disclosure