Jerry Elliott

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Jerry Elliott
Kansas Court of Appeals Judge
In office
September 11, 1987 – April 5, 2010
Appointed by Mike Hayden
Personal details
Born (1936-11-25)November 25, 1936
Fort Scott, Kansas
Died April 5, 2010(2010-04-05) (aged 73)
Lawrence, Kansas
Spouse(s) Debra Duncan
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Lieutenant

Jerry G. Elliott (November 25, 1936 – April 5, 2010) was a judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals. Elliot served on this court from 1987 until his death.[1]


Jerry Elliott was born in Fort Scott, Kansas. He graduated with an A.B. degree from the University of Kansas in 1958. He earned his law (LL.B.) degree from the same school in 1964. He was an ROTC student and served active duty in the Navy. He was married to his wife Debra Duncan and had one son.[1]

Elliott has been president of the Wichita Council of Camp Fire, the Kansas chapter of the Leukemia Society of America, the Wichita Legal Aid Society, the Wichita Bar Association, and a board member of Music Theatre of Wichita

Legal career[edit]

After law school, Judge Elliott worked as a law clerk for Judge Wesley E. Brown of the U.S. District Court in Wichita, Kansas. In 1966, he joined the law firm Foulston, Siefkin, Powers & Eberhardt where he focused on appellate practice and creditors' rights.[1]

He received the Kansas Bar Association President's Outstanding Service Award in 1982 and 1995, and the Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction in 2004


Jerry Elliott died in Lawrence, Kansas on April 5, 2010 after a long battle with cancer.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Judge Elliott biography
  2. ^ "Kan. Appeals Judge Elliott dies". Associated Press story. KOAM-TV. April 6, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 

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