Kathryn Hoefer Vratil

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Kathryn H. Vratil
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
Assumed office
April 22, 2014
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
In office
2008 – April 22, 2014
Preceded by John W. Lungstrum
Succeeded by J. Thomas Marten
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
In office
October 9, 1992 – April 22, 2014
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Earl Eugene O'Connor
Personal details
Born Kathryn Louise Hoefer
(1949-04-21) April 21, 1949 (age 68)
Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.
Alma mater University of Kansas
University of Kansas School of Law

Kathryn Hoefer Vratil (born April 21, 1949) is a senior United States federal judge.

Born in Manhattan, Kansas, Vratil received a B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1971 and a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1975. She was a law clerk to the Hon. Earl E. O'Connor, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas from 1975 to 1978. She was in private practice in Kansas City, Kansas from 1978 to 1992. She was a judge on the Municipal Court of the City of Prairie Village, Kansas from 1990 to 1992.

On July 28, 1992, Vratil was nominated by President George H.W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas vacated by Earl Eugene O'Connor. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 8, 1992, and received her commission on October 9, 1992. She became chief judge in 2008 and served in that capacity until she assumed senior status on April 22, 2014.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Earl Eugene O'Connor
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
1992–2014
Succeeded by
vacant