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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Kansas|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||10/9/1992 - Present|
|Chief:||2008 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Earl O'Connor|
|Past post:||Municipal Court Judge, Prairie Village, KS|
|Home State:||Manhattan, KS|
|Undergraduate:||U. of Kansas, B.A., 1971|
|Law School:||U. of Kansas Law, J.D., 1975|
Kathryn Hoefer Vratil is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. She joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Vratil also serves as the Chief Judge of the Court.
Early life and education
Vratil was a law clerk for former federal judge, Earl O'Connor in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas from 1975 to 1978. From 1978 to 1992, Vratil was a private practice attorney in the State of Kansas, and also served as a Municipal Court Judge in the City of Prairie Village, Kansas from 1990 to 1992. 
District of Kansas
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Bob Dole, Vratil was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Kansas by President George H.W. Bush on July 28, 1992, to a seat vacated by Earl O`Connor. Vratil was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 8, 1992 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 9, 1992. Vratil became the chief judge of the court in 2008.
Congressional oath of office
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Kansas
|Magistrate judges||David Waxse • Gary Sebelius • Gerald Rushfelt • James O'Hara • Donald Bostwick • Karen Humphreys • Kenneth Gale •|
|Former Article III judges||
Wesley Brown • Mark W. Delahay • Archibald Williams • Cassius Gaius Foster • William Cather Hook • John Calvin Pollock • George Thomas McDermott • Richard Joseph Hopkins • Guy Helvering • Delmas Hill • Patrick Kelly • Arthur Mellott • Earl O'Connor • Dale Saffels • Arthur Stanley • Henry Templar • Frank Theis • George VanBebber •
|Former Chief judges|