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United States District Court for the District of Kansas
(D. Kan.)
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Map of USA KS.svg
Appeals to Tenth Circuit
Established January 29, 1861
Judges assigned 6
Chief judge Kathryn Hoefer Vratil
Official site

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas (in case citations, D. Kan.) is the federal district court whose jurisdiction is the state of Kansas. The Court operates out of the Robert J. Dole United States Courthouse in Kansas City, the Frank Carlson Federal Building in Topeka, and the United States Courthouse in Wichita. The District of Kansas was created in 1861, replacing the territorial court that preceded it, and President Abraham Lincoln appointed Archibald Williams as the Court's first judge.

Appeals from the District of Kansas are made to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

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Judges

The Court's Article III judges include four senior judges and six active judges. A vacancy will be created in the District when Judge John W. Lungstrum assumes senior status on November 2, 2010.

Name Year Appointed Appointed by Location
Chief Judge Kathryn H. Vratil 1992 George H. W. Bush Kansas City
Senior Judge Wesley E. Brown 1962 John F. Kennedy Wichita
Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers 1975 Gerald R. Ford Topeka
Senior Judge Sam A. Crow 1981 Jimmy Carter Topeka
Senior Judge Monti L. Belot 1991 George H. W. Bush Wichita
Judge John W. Lungstrum 1991 George H. W. Bush Kansas City
Judge J. Thomas Marten 1996 Bill Clinton Wichita
Judge Carlos Murguia 1999 Bill Clinton Kansas City
Judge Julie A. Robinson 2001 George W. Bush Topeka
Judge Eric F. Melgren 2008 George W. Bush Wichita

All judges

Judge Appointed by Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
End reason
Monti L. Belot George H. W. Bush 01991-11-25 November 25, 1991 02008-03-04 March 4, 2008 Incumbent
Wesley E. Brown John F. Kennedy 01962-04-04 April 4, 1962 01979-09-01 September 1, 1979 Incumbent
Sam A. Crow Ronald Reagan 01981-12-10 December 10, 1981 01996-11-15 November 15, 1996 Incumbent
Mark W. Delahay Abraham Lincoln 01863-10-06 October 6, 1863[1] 01873-12-12 December 12, 1873 resignation
Cassius Gaius Foster Ulysses Grant 01874-03-10 March 10, 1874 01899-02-28 February 28, 1899 retirement
Guy T. Helvering Franklin D. Roosevelt 01943-10-11 October 11, 1943 01946-07-04 July 4, 1946 death
Delmas Carl Hill Harry S. Truman 01949-10-21 October 21, 1949[2] 01961-09-28 September 28, 1961 reappointment
William Cather Hook William McKinley 01899-01-31 January 31, 1899 01903-12-01 December 1, 1903 reappointment
Richard Joseph Hopkins Herbert Hoover 01929-12-19 December 19, 1929 01943-08-28 August 28, 1943 death
Patrick F. Kelly Jimmy Carter 01980-05-23 May 23, 1980 01995-06-06 June 6, 1995 01996-03-15 March 15, 1996 retirement
John Watson Lungstrum George H. W. Bush 01991-11-05 November 5, 1991 Incumbent
John Thomas Marten Bill Clinton 01996-01-04 January 4, 1996 Incumbent
George Thomas McDermott Calvin Coolidge 01928-01-16 January 16, 1928 01929-04-30 April 30, 1929 reappointment
Eric F. Melgren George W. Bush 02008-10-06 October 6, 2008 Incumbent
Arthur Johnson Mellott Harry S. Truman 01945-11-29 November 29, 1945 01957-12-29 December 29, 1957 death
Carlos Murguia Bill Clinton 01999-09-22 September 22, 1999 Incumbent
Earl Eugene O'Connor Richard Nixon 01971-11-01 November 1, 1971 01992-03-01 March 1, 1992 01998-11-29 November 29, 1998 death
John Calvin Pollock Theodore Roosevelt 01903-12-01 December 1, 1903 01937-01-24 January 24, 1937 death
Julie A. Robinson George W. Bush 02001-12-13 December 13, 2001 Incumbent
Richard Dean Rogers Gerald Ford 01975-08-05 August 5, 1975 01989-01-01 January 1, 1989 Incumbent
Dale Emerson Saffels Jimmy Carter 01979-11-02 November 2, 1979 01990-11-16 November 16, 1990 02002-11-14 November 14, 2002 death
Arthur Jehu Stanley, Jr. Dwight D. Eisenhower 01958-07-07 July 7, 1958 01971-04-01 April 1, 1971 02001-01-27 January 27, 2001 death
Henry George Templar John F. Kennedy 01962-04-12 April 12, 1962 01974-11-01 November 1, 1974 01988-08-05 August 5, 1988 death
Frank Gordon Theis Lyndon B. Johnson 01967-03-04 March 4, 1967 01981-07-31 July 31, 1981 01998-01-17 January 17, 1998 death
George Thomas VanBebber George H. W. Bush 01989-12-08 December 8, 1989 02000-12-31 December 31, 2000 02005-05-26 May 26, 2005 death
Kathryn Hoefer Vratil George H. W. Bush 01992-10-09 October 9, 1992 Incumbent
Archibald Williams Abraham Lincoln 01861-03-12 March 12, 1861 01863-09-21 September 21, 1863 death

Additionally, the Court has six Magistrate Judges.

Name Location
Chief Magistrate Judge Karen M. Humphreys Wichita
Magistrate Judge Donald W. Bostwick Wichita
Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse Kansas City
Magistrate Judge Gerald L. Rushfelt Kansas City
Magistrate Judge James P. O'Hara Kansas City
Magistrate Judge K. Gary Sebelius Topeka

The Clerk of Court is Timothy M. O'Brien, who is located in Kansas City.

See also

References

  1. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 14, 1863, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 15, 1864, and received commission on March 15, 1864.
  2. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 5, 1950, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 8, 1950, and received commission on March 9, 1950.

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