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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Kansas|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||12/10/1981 - 11/15/1996|
|Senior:||11/15/1996 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Frank Theis|
|Succeeded by:||Carlos Murguia|
|Past post:||District of Kansas, Magistrate judge|
|Undergraduate:||U. of Kansas, B.A., 1949|
|Law School:||Washburn U. Law, J.D., 1952|
Sam Crow is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. He joined the court in 1981 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. 
Early life and education
A native of Kansas, Crow graduated from the University of Kansas-Lawrence with his bachelor's degree in 1949 and later graduated from Washburn Law School with his juris doctoral degree in 1952. Crow also served in the US Navy as a Sea man from 1944 to 1945 during the Korean Conflict and also served in the Army Reserve in the JAG Corps from 1953 to 1954.
District of Kansas
Crow started his Federal judicial career as a federal magistrate judge for the District of Kansas from 1975 to 1981. In 1981, on the Recommendation of Senator Bob Dole, Crow was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on November 24, 1981 to a seat vacated by Frank G. Theis as Theis assumed senior status. Crow was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 9, 1981 on a Senate vote and received commission on December 10, 1981. Crow later assumed senior status on November 15, 1996.  Crow was succeeded in this position by Carlos Murguia.
|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|