Frank Gordon Theis

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Frank Gordon Theis (June 26, 1911 – January 17, 1998) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Yale, Kansas, Theis received a B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1933 and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1936. He was in private practice in Arkansas City, Kansas from 1936 to 1937. He was an Attorney, Kansas Tax Commission from 1937 to 1939. He was in private practice in Arkansas City, Kansas from 1939 to 1950. He was a Deputy county attorney of Cowley County, Kansas from 1942 to 1946. He was a Chief counsel, Office of Price Stabilization for Kansas from 1950 to 1952. He was in private practice in Arkansas City, Kansas from 1952 to 1967. He was a City attorney of Arkansas City, Kansas from 1955 to 1959.

He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the Kansas United States Senate elections, 1960.

Theis was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Theis was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on January 16, 1967, to a new seat created by 80 Stat. 75. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 2, 1967, and received his commission on March 4, 1967. He served as chief judge from 1977-1981. He assumed senior status on July 31, 1981. Theis served in that capacity until January 17, 1998, due to his death.

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