George VanBebber

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George VanBebber
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Kansas
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   12/8/1989 - 12/31/2000
Chief:   1995 - 2000
Senior:   12/31/2000 - 5/26/2005
Preceded by:   Richard D. Rogers
Succeeded by:   Julie Robinson
Personal History
Born:   October 21, 1931
Hometown:   Troy, KS
Deceased:   May 26, 2005
Undergraduate:   U. of Kansas, B.A., 1953
Law School:   U. of Kansas Law, LL.B., 1955
Military service:   U.S. Army 1971-1972



George Thomas VanBebber (1931-2005) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

Judge VanBebber was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on September 13, 1989, to a seat vacated by Richard D. Rogers. He was confirmed by the Senate on November 21st, and received commission on December 8th. From 1995 to 2000, he was the chief judge. On December 31, 2000, he assumed senior status and continued to serve in this capacity until his death on May 26, 2005. VanBebber was succeeded in this position by Julie Robinson.

Judge VanBebber was previously a federal magistrate judge on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas from 1982 to 1989.

Early life and education

  • University of Kansas, B.A., 1953
  • University of Kansas School of Law, LL.B., 1955

Professional career

  • Private practice, Troy, Kansas, 1955-1959
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Kansas, 1959-1961
  • Private practice, Troy, Kansas, 1961-1982
  • County attorney, Doniphan County, Kansas, 1963-1969
  • Member, Kansas House of Representatives, 1973-1975

Judicial career

District of Kansas

Judge VanBebber was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on September 13, 1989, to a seat vacated by Richard D. Rogers. He was confirmed by the Senate on November 21st, and received commission on December 8th.[1] From 1995 to 2000, he was the chief judge. On December 31, 2000, he assumed senior status and continued to serve in this capacity until his death on May 26, 2005. VanBebber was succeeded in this position by Julie Robinson.

Judge VanBebber was previously a federal magistrate judge on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas from 1982 to 1989.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Richard D. Rogers
District of Kansas
1989–2000
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Julie Robinson