Gordon Webb '65 is a Division 4 judge of the Fourteenth Circuit of Arkansas. He was first elected to the bench in 2002 and was re-elected in 2008. He was again re-elected on May 20, 2014, for a term expiring in 2020. Gordon has two great-grandfathers who were United States senators from Tennessee, and his wife was a law clerk for the late U.S. district judge Jesse Smith Henley.
Before becoming a circuit judge, Gordon was a prosecuting attorney for 24 years in the Fourtheenth Judicial Circuit. He was also a public defender and a certified law enforcement instructor. He has taught at North Arkansas College.
Gordon earned his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University and his JD at Tulane University Law School. He also served in the US Navy from 1969 to 1973.
Awards and associations he has held include the Governor's apointee as chairman of the Arkansas Sentencing Commission, a Supreme Court appointee to the Supreme Court Rules Committee, Director of the Drug Task Force for the 14th Judicial Circuit, President of the North-Central Peace Officers Association, President of the Boone-Newton Peace Officers Association and President of the Boone-Newton Bar Association.
Gordon is also a member of The Webb Schools' founding family. He is the grandson of the school's founder Thompson Webb and his wife Vivian. Gordon's son Gregg is a 1999 graduate of the Webb School of California.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”