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James Kenneth Logan

James Kenneth Logan, American lawyer, retired judge. Bar: Kansas 1955, California 1956. Recipient Distinguished Service citation, University Kansas, 1986, Francis Rawle award, American Bar Association-ALI, 1990; scholar Rhodes Scholarship, 1952.


  • Logan, James Kenneth was born on August 21, 1929 in Quenemo, Kansas, United States. Son of John Lysle and Esther Maurine (Price) Logan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Kansas, 1952. Bachelor of Laws magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1955.


    • Law clerk United States Circuit Judge Huxman, 1955—1956. With firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles, 1956—1957. Assistant professor law University Kansas, 1957—1961, professor, dean Law School, 1961—1968.

      Partner Payne and Jones, Olathe, 1968—1977. Judge The United States of America Court Appeals (10th circuit), 1977—1998. Private practice Logan Law Firm LLC, Olathe, 1998—2001, Foulston Siefkin LLP, Overland Park, since 2002.

      Ezra Ripley Thayer teaching fellow Harvard Law School, 1961—1962. Visiting professor University Texas, 1964, Stanford University, 1969, University Michigan, 1976. Senior lecturer Duke University, 1987, 91, 93.

      Commissioner United States District Court, 1964—1967. Member United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, 1990—1997, chair, 1993—1997. With United States Army, 1947-1948.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Kansas 1955, California 1956.


    • Author (with Warner Bros. Leach): Future Interests and Estate Planning, 1961. Author: Kansas Estate Administration, 5th edition, 1986.

      Author: (with Arkansas Martin) Kansas Corporate Law and Practice, second edition, 1979. Author: The Federal Courts of the Tenth Circuit: A History, 1992, also articles.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Candidate for United States Senate, 1968. Member of American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Order of Coif, Phi Delta Phi, Alpha Kappa Psi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Beverly Jo Jennings, June 8, 1952. Children: Daniel Jennings, Amy Logan Sliva, Sarah Logan Sherard, Samuel Price.
    • father: John Lysle Logan
    • mother: Esther Maurine (Price) Logan
    • spouse: Beverly Jo Jennings
    • children: Daniel Jennings Logan
    • Amy Logan Sliva Logan
    • Sarah Logan Sherard Logan
    • Samuel Price Logan
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    Born August 21, 1929