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
Service:
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
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Yale University, B.A., 1967
Law School:   University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 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]

Early life and education

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]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1970-1971
  • U.S. Army Lieutenant, 1971-1972
  • Private practice, Lawrence, Kansas, 1972-1991
  • Lecturer, University of Kansas School of Law, 1973-1982, 1986, 1989-1991, 1993[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 Dale Saffels. Lungstrum was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 31, 1991 on a Senate vote 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
1991–2010
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
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