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John C. Whitehead

John C. Whitehead, American state judge. Bar: Nebraska 1964, Kansas 1964.


  • Whitehead, John C. was born on March 4, 1939 in Loup City, Nebraska, United States. Son of Cyrus C. and Regina (Costello) Whitehead.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in History, Benedictine College, 1961. Bachelor of Laws, Washburn University, 1964. Juris Doctor, Washburn University, 1964.


    • Member firm, Snell & Whitehead, Columbus, Nebraska, 1965-1966;member firm, Walker Luckey & Whitehead, Columbus, 1966-1971;member firm, Walker, Luckey, Whitehead & Sipple, Columbus, 1971-1977;judge, Nebraska State District Court, Columbus, since 1977;deputy county attorney, Platte County, Nebraska, 1965-1967;attorney, City of Columbus, 1967-1972.


    Board directors Lower Loup Natural Resource District, 1971-1974, vice chairman, 1975-1976. Board directors Columbus Family Young Men’s Christian Association, 1974-1980, president, 1978-1980. Board directors Platte County Playhouse, 1972-1974.

    Member American Bar Association (regional representative National Association State Trial Judges since 1994), Nebraska Bar Association, Platte County Bar Association (president 1976-1977), Nebraska District Judges Association (secretary-treasurer 1988-1990, vice president 1990, president 1991-1992), Columbus Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1977-1981, president 1979), Elks, Optimists (president 1971-1972, lieutenant governor Nebraska district 1972-1973), Toastmasters (president since 1968), American Veterans (Commander since 1994, state judge advocate 1995-1996).


    • Married Linda L. Lykins, September 11, 1965. Children: Sarah, Amy.
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