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Vratil, Kathryn Hoefer

Born 1949 in Manhattan, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on July 28, 1992, to a seat vacated by Earl E. O`Connor. Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1992, and received commission on October 9, 1992. Served as chief judge, 2008-2014. Assumed senior status on April 22, 2014.

University of Kansas, B.A., 1971
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Earl E. O'Connor, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1975-1978
Private practice, Kansas City, Kansas, 1978-1992
Judge, Prairie Village [Kansas] Municipal Court, 1990-1992
Member, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 2004-2013
Board member, Federal Judicial Center, 2011-2015