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Kay Eleanor McFarland

Kay Eleanor McFarland was state supreme court chief justice. Achievements include being the first woman appointed justice and chief justice of Kansas' Supreme Court. Member Kansas Bar Association, Women Attorneys Association Topeka., Topeka Bar Assn.

Background

  • McFarland, Kay Eleanor was born on July 20, 1935 in Coffeyville, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Kenneth W. and Margaret E. (Thrall) McF.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English & History, Washburn University, Topeka, 1957. Juris Doctor, Washburn University, Topeka, 1964.

    Career

    • Sole practice, Topeka, 1964-1971. Probate and juvenile judge Shawnee County, 1971-1973. District judge, 1973-1977.

      Associate justice Kansas Supreme Court, 1977-1995, chief justice, 1995—2009.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include being the first woman appointed justice and chief justice of Kansas' Supreme Court.

    Membership

    Member Kansas Bar Association, Women Attorneys Association Topeka., Topeka Bar Assn.

    Connections

    • father: Kenneth W. McF
    • mother: Margaret E. (Thrall) McF
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