Lee A. Johnson

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Lee A. Johnson (born June 28, 1947) is a Kansas Supreme Court Justice appointed by Governor Kathleen Sebelius. He started on January 8, 2007 to replace retiring Justice Donald L. Allegrucci.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Lee A. Johnson was born June 28, 1947 in Caldwell, Kansas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Kansas in 1969. Johnson attended Washburn University School of Law and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1980 with a J.D.. He was a member of Phi Delta Phi. He is married to Donna and has two children, Jordan and Jennifer.[2]

Professional life[edit]

Upon graduating from KU, Johnson served two years on active duty with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and then became an insurance salesman for his the family business.

After graduating from Washburn, Johnson went into private practice as an attorney for 21 years.[3] He served as Mayor of Caldwell in 1975-1976 and Caldwell City Attorney from 1987 to 1997.[4] He served as president of the Sumner County bar association in 1992. He also spent 16 years serving on the Sumner Mental Health board. In 2001 Johnson was appointed to the Kansas Court of Appeals. While there he authored 500 decisions.[5]

Governor Kathleen Sebelius appointed Johnson to the Kansas Supreme Court in 2007 to replace Justice Donald L. Allegrucci who retired due to state mandated age limits. He will face his first retention vote in the 2008 election.[6]

Preceded by
Donald L. Allegrucci
Kansas Supreme Court Justice
2007 –Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FindLaw Profile" (English). Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Kansas Supreme Court Biography" (English). Retrieved 2007-03-09. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Alumni in the News" (English). Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Justice Lee A. Johnson Sworn In as State's Newest Supreme Court Justice" (English). Retrieved 2007-03-09. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Sibelius Chooses "Non-Partisan" GOP Judge For SC Vacancy" (English). Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  6. ^ "February 13, 2007" (English). Archived from the original on 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 

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