Kathryn Hoefer Vratil
|Kathryn H. Vratil|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas|
April 22, 2014
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas|
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|
October 9, 1992 – April 22, 2014
|Appointed by||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Earl Eugene O'Connor|
|Born||Kathryn Louise Hoefer
April 21, 1949
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.
- Kathryn Hoefer Vratil at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Earl Eugene O'Connor
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas