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Richard Bruce Walker

Richard Bruce Walker, American judge. Bar: Kansas 1973, United States District Court Kansas 1973, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1982.

Background

  • Walker, Richard Bruce was born on July 20, 1948 in Newton, Kansas, United States. Son of Thomas Franklin and Norma M. (Doell) Walker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Bethel College, 1970. Juris Doctor, University Kansas, 1973.

    Career

    • Partner Adrian & Walker, Newton, 1973-1977, Ice, Turner & Ice, Newton, 1982-1984. Chief legislation assistant to Senator James Pearson, Washington, 1977-1978. Member Kansas Parole Board, Topeka, 1979-1982.

      District judge Harvey County Court, Newton, 1984—2002. Chief judge Ninth Judicial District, since 2002. Member Kansas Sentencing Commission, 1989-2000, chairman, 1997-2000.

      Adjunct institute restorative community justice Bethel College, 2000^. Advisor model penal code revision American Law Institute, 2002^. National assistant state sentencing and corrections program Vera Institute Justice, 1999^.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Kansas 1973, United States District Court Kansas 1973, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1982.

    Politics

    Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    People need to grow in relationship with God, whose love constantly prompts to transform people.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.

    Membership

    State representative Kansas Legislature, Topeka, 1972-1977. Board directors Bethel College, Northern Newton, Kansas, 1971-1983, Kansas State History Society, since 1999. Member American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Harvey County Bar Association (president 1991-1992).

    Connections

    • Married Martha Mangelsdorf, November 26, 1977 (divorced 1988). Children: Jacob, Benjamin. Married Ann Jordan Lobo, July 28, 1990.

      1 child, Andrew.
    • father: Thomas Franklin Walker
    • mother: Norma M. (Doell) Walker
    • spouses: Martha Mangelsdorf
    • Ann Jordan Lobo
    • children: Jacob Walker
    • Benjamin Walker
    • Andrew Walker
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    Born July 20, 1948
    (age 69)
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