History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Kelly, Patrick F.
Born June 25, 1929, in Wichita, KS
Died November 16, 2007, in Wichita, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on April 14, 1980, to a seat vacated by Wesley E. Brown. Confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 1980, and received commission on May 23, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1992-1995. Assumed senior status on June 6, 1995. Service terminated on March 15, 1996, due to retirement.

Education:
Municipal University of Wichita (now Wichita State University), B.A., 1951
Washburn University School of Law, LL.B., 1953

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force, 1953-1955
Private practice, Wichita, Kansas, 1955-1980

 

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