John Watson Lungstrum

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John Watson Lungstrum
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
Assumed office
November 2, 2010
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
In office
2001–2007
Preceded byGeorge Thomas Van Bebber
Succeeded byKathryn Hoefer Vratil
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
In office
November 5, 1991 – November 2, 2010
Appointed byGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byDale E. Saffels
Succeeded byDaniel D. Crabtree
Personal details
Born
John Watson Lungstrum

(1945-11-02) November 2, 1945 (age 73)
Topeka, Kansas
EducationYale University (B.A.)
University of Kansas School of Law (J.D.)

John Watson Lungstrum (born November 2, 1945) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Topeka, Kansas, Lungstrum grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, where he graduated from the Pembroke Country-Day School in 1963. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1967 where he was a prominent leader of the Yale Political Union. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1970. He practiced law in Los Angeles, California from 1970 to 1971, after which he served as a lieutenant in the United States Army from 1971 to 1972. He reentered private practice in Lawrence, Kansas from 1972 to 1991, during which time he was a lecturer at the University of Kansas School of Law.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 24, 1991, President George H. W. Bush nominated Lungstrum to be a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, to fill the seat vacated by Judge Dale E. Saffels. The United States Senate confirmed Lungstrum's nomination on October 31, 1991, and he received his commission on November 5, 1991. Between 2001 and 2007, he served as the District of Kansas's Chief Judge. Lungstrum assumed senior status on November 2, 2010.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lungstrum, John Watson - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Dale E. Saffels
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
1991–2010
Succeeded by
Daniel D. Crabtree
Preceded by
George Thomas Van Bebber
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
2001–2007
Succeeded by
Kathryn Hoefer Vratil