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Jerry Lewis Mershon

Jerry Lewis Mershon was American judge. Bar: Kansas 1961, United States District Court Kansas 1961.


  • Mershon, Jerry Lewis was born on September 25, 1933 in Oakley, Kansas, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, 1955. Juris Doctor, Washburn University, 1961.


    • Private practice, Manhattan, Kansas, 1961-1965. Probate judge 21st Judicial District Kansas Riley County Court, 1965-1976, associate district judge, 1977-1978, district judge division 2, 1978-1997, administrative judge, 1982-1997. Retired, 1997

      Appointed member District Magistrate Manual and Certified committee Kansas Supreme Court, 1977-1978.

      Member District Court Records committee Kansas Judicial Council, 1977-1978, Standing Family Law Advisory committee and others. Past member Governor's Committee on Criminal Administration and others. Business law instructor Kansas State University, 1963-1964.

      Lecturer various summer colleges and training sessions nationwide. Kansas delegate to National Conference of Special Court Judges, 1973.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Kansas 1961, United States District Court Kansas 1961.


    • Contributor articles to Washburn Law Journal, Juvenile and Family Court Journal, National Council Juvenile and Family Court Judges Textbook, Kansas Family Law Quarterly, others.


    Party affiliation: member Christian Church


    Denomination: Christian Church


    Board directors Kansas Corporation for Change-Children's Issues, Riley County Family Services Council, Riley County Community Corrections. Past president, advisor Manhattan unit National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Education. Past member, past vice chairman board directors Memorial Hospital, Manhattan.

    Member board fellows National Center for Juvenile Justice, Pittsburgh, 1996. 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1955-1958. Member American Bar Association (judicial administration division, national conference state trial judges, Juvenile and Family Law Committee), National Council Juvenile and Family Court Judges (publications policy group, editorial reader Juvenile and Family Court Journal, Meritorious Service to Juvenile Courts of America award 1992), National Conference State Trial Court Judges, National College Probate Judges, National Association Probate Judges, International Association Probate Judges, Kansas Bar Association (service award 1984), Kansas District Judges Association (executive committee, secretary-treasurer 1987, president 1989), Kansas Council on Crime and Delinquency, Kansas Probate, County and Juvenile Court Judges Association (past president), Riley County Bar Association (past president), Clay County Bar Association, Masons, Shriners, Lions, Elks, Phi Alpha Delta.



    Sports, music, photography, home and yard improvement.


    • Married Jacqueline L. Page, April 21, 1957. Children: Diane, Michelle, Daniel.
    • spouse: Jacqueline L. Page
    • children: Diane Mershon
    • Michelle Mershon
    • Daniel Mershon
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    Born September 25, 1933