History of the Federal Judiciary

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O`Connor, Earl Eugene
Born October 6, 1922, in Paola, KS
Died November 29, 1998, in Mission, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on October 19, 1971, to a seat vacated by Arthur J. Stanley, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on October 28, 1971, and received commission on November 1, 1971. Served as chief judge, 1981-1992. Assumed senior status on March 1, 1992. Service terminated on November 29, 1998, due to death.

University of Kansas, B.S., 1948
University of Kansas School of Law, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1942-1946
Private practice, Mission, Kansas, 1950-1951
Assistant county attorney, Johnson County, Kansas, 1951-1953
Judge, Johnson County [Kansas] Probate and Juvenile Courts, 1953-1955
Judge, Kansas District Court, Johnson County, 1955-1965
Justice, Kansas Supreme Court, 1965-1971



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