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James Martin Macnish

James Martin Macnish, American judge. Bar: Missouri 1964, United States District Court (eastern district) Missouri 1964, Kansas 1967, United States District Court Kansas 1967, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1969, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971.

Background

  • Macnish, James Martin was born on September 3, 1935 in Richmond Heights, Missouri, United States. Son of James Martin and Virginia May (Kleissle) Macnish.

  • Education

    • AB, Washington University, St. Louis, 1958. Juris Doctor, Washington University, 1964.

    Career

    • Associate Stein & Seigel, St. Louis, 1964-1967. Private practice Topeka, 1967-1977. Judge City of Topeka Municipal Court, 1973-1977.

      District judge 3d Judicial District Court Kansas, since 1977. Assigned judge Kansas Court Appeals, since 1986, Kansas Supreme Court, since 1990. Member Kansas Sentencing Commission, 1989-1997.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Missouri 1964, United States District Court (eastern district) Missouri 1964, Kansas 1967, United States District Court Kansas 1967, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1969, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Board regents Washburn University, Topeka, 1971-1985, chairman, 1974-1975, vice chairman, 1981-1982. Captain United States Marine Corps, 1958-1961. Member American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, Topeka Bar Association, St. Louis Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Washburn University Law School Association (honorary life), Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Chi.

    Connections

    • Married Harriette Anne Rost, August 29, 1964. Children: Eleanore Miles, Margaret Calhoun.
    • father: James Martin Macnish
    • mother: Virginia May (Kleissle) Macnish
    • spouse: Harriette Anne Rost
    • children: Eleanore Miles Macnish
    • Margaret Calhoun Macnish
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