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.

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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