History of the Federal Judiciary


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Theis, Frank Gordon
Born June 26, 1911, in Yale, KS
Died January 17, 1998

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on January 16, 1967, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1967, and received commission on March 4, 1967. Served as chief judge, 1977-1981. Assumed senior status on July 31, 1981. Service terminated on January 17, 1998, due to death.

Education:
University of Kansas, B.A., 1933
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1936

Professional Career:
Private practice, Arkansas City, Kansas, 1936-1937, 1939-1950, 1952-1967
Attorney, Kansas Tax Commission, 1937-1939
Deputy county attorney, Cowley County, Kansas, 1942-1946
Chief counsel for Kansas, Office of Price Stabilization, 1950-1952
City attorney, Arkansas City, Kansas, 1955-1959

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