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Jim D. Garner Edit Profile

Lawyer , politician , Member of the Kansas House of Representatives

Jim D. Garner, American state official, lawyer. Bar: Kansas 1988, United States District Court Kansas 1988, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1990, Supreme Court of the United States Court 2003.

Background

Garner, Jim D. was born on June 14, 1963 in Coffeyville, Kansas, United States. Son of Wayne W. and Carol L. Garner.

Education

Associate of Arts with honors, Coffeyville Community College, 1983. Bachelor in History with distinction, University Kansas, 1985. Juris Doctor, University Kansas, 1988.

Career

Garner was appointed to the post on January 7, 2003 by former Governor Kathleen Sebelius He earned a B.A. in history from the University of Kansas and a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law. Following law school, Jim served a two-year appointment as a research attorney for U.S. District Judge Dale E. Saffels of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Garner served six terms in the Kansas House of Representatives, having been first elected to the 11th District in November 1990.

In December 1998, Jim was unanimously elected to serve as the House Minority Leader of the Kansas House of Representatives and was re-elected to that position in 2000. On January 7, 2003, Governor Kathleen Sebelius announced her selection of Jim Garner to serve as Acting Secretary of the Kansas Department of Labor, and on March 28 the Governor selected Jim to serve as Secretary of Labor.

Achievements

  • Bar: Kansas 1988, United States District Court Kansas 1988, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1990, Supreme Court of the United States Court 2003.

Membership

Active community co-chair, City of Coffeyville's Youth Focus Task Force, 1998. Advisory committee Youth and Business Training Program. Board directors Hospice Care Inc., Coffeyville, 1993-1997, Pioneer chapter American Red Cross, 1998—2003.

Member leadership Coffeyville Class of 1995. Member board governors University Kansas Law School, 2000-2002. Member Kansas Bar Association, Order of Coif, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, Lions, Rotary, Kansas Postsecondary Technology Edn Authority, Kansas Works State Workforce Board.

Connections

father:
Wayne W.

mother:
Carol L. Garner