History of the Federal Judiciary

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Saffels, Dale Emerson
Born August 13, 1921, in Moline, KS
Died November 14, 2002, in Topeka, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on September 28, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 1979, and received commission on November 2, 1979. Assumed senior status on November 16, 1990. Service terminated on November 14, 2002, due to death.

Emporia State University, B.A., 1947
Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 1949

Professional Career:
U.S. Army major, Signal Corps, 1942-1946
Private practice, Garden City, Kansas, 1949-1979
County attorney, Finney County, Kansas, 1951-1955
State representative, Kansas, 1955-1963; minority leader, 1961-1963
Member, Kansas Corporation Commission, 1967-1975; chair, 1968-1975
Private practice, Topeka, Kansas, 1971-1975
Private practice, Wichita, Kansas, 1975-1979


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