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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.

Education:
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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