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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Kansas|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||11/25/1991 - 3/4/2008|
|Senior:||3/4/2008 - Present|
|Preceded by:||104 Stat. 5089|
|Succeeded by:||Eric Melgren|
|Undergraduate:||U. of Kansas, B.A., 1965|
|Law School:||U. of Kansas Law, J.D., 1968|
Early life and education
A native of Kansas City, MO Belot graduated from the University of Kansas in 1965 with his bachelor's degree and 1968 with his juris doctorate degree. From 1968 to 1971, Belot was a JAG Officer during the Vietnam Conflict. 
After serving in the JAG Corps, Belot was a law clerk for former federal judge Wesley Brown in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas from 1971 to 1973. Belot served five years in the US Attorney's Office of Kansas as an Assistant US Attorney from 1973 to 1976 and as a special Assistant to the US Attorney from 1976 to 1978. From 1976 to 1991, when Belot was appointed to the Federal Bench, Belot was a private practice attorney in the State of Kansas.
District of Kansas
On the recommendation of Senator Bob Dole, Belot was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1991 to a new judgeship created by 104 Stat. 5089 which was approved by Congress. Belot was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 21, 1991 on a Senate Vote and received commission on November 25, 1991. Belot assumed senior status on March 4, 2008.  Belot was succeeded in this position by Eric Melgren.
|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|