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John Lungstrum

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John Lungstrum
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Kansas
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   11/5/1991-11/2/2010
Chief:   2001-2007
Senior:   11/2/2010-Present
Preceded by:   Dale Saffels
Succeeded by:   Daniel D. Crabtree
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Yale University, 1967
Law School:   University of Kansas School of Law, 1970
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1971-1972

John Watson Lungstrum is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Lungstrum was the former chief judge of the court from 2001 to 2008. Effective in 2010, Lungstrum moved to senior status on the court.[1][2]


Lungstrum graduated from Yale University with his bachelor's degree in 1967 and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law with his J.D. in 1970.[1]

Military service

Lungstrum was an Lieutenant in the United States Army from 1971 to 1972.[1]

Professional career

  • 1973-1982, 1986, 1989-1991, 1993: Lecturer, University of Kansas School of Law
  • 1972-1991: Private Practice, Lawrence, Kansas
  • 1970-1971: Private Practice, Los Angeles, California[1]

Judicial career

District of Kansas

On the recommendation of Senator Bob Dole, Lungstrum was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on July 24, 1991, to a seat vacated by Judge Dale Saffels. Lungstrum was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 31, 1991, and received commission on November 5, 1991. He then assumed senior status on November 2, 2010.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Dale Saffels
District of Kansas
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Daniel D. Crabtree