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Kneeland Harkness Lobner


Kneeland Harkness Lobner, American lawyer. Bar: California 1946, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1960. Recipient Outstanding Alumnus award Hastings College Law, 1976.


Lobner, Kneeland Harkness was born on February 2, 1919 in Sacramento. Son of Leo Kneeland and Laura (Roberts) Lobner.


Associate of Arts, Sacramento City College, 1939. Juris Doctor, Hastings College Law, 1944.


Attorney City of Auburn, California, 1946-1947. Associate firm K.D. Robinson, Auburn, 1946-1947. Deputy district attorney Sacramento County, 1947-1949.

Attorney California Automobile Association, Sacramento, 1949-1952. Partner Lobner and Bull, from 1958. Advocate American Board Trial Advocates, 1972, president Sacramento chapter, 1985.

Board directors Hastings College Law, 1986.


  • Bar: California 1946, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1960.


Councilman, City of Sacramento, 1957-1962, vice mayor, 1962. Member Sacramento Metropolitan Advisory Committee, 1957-1959. Member Sacramento Redevelopment Agency, 1964-1973, chairman, 1970-1972.

Member Sacramento Estate Planning Council, since 1960, Sacramento County Republican Central Committee, 1955-1957, California Republican Central Committee, 1962-1968. Board directors American Cancer Society, Sacramento, 1956-1964, president, 1963-1964. Board directors California Museum Association, 1968-1973, president, 1969-1971.

Board directors American Heart Association, Sacramento, 1958-1968. Board governors Hastings Law College, since 1960, president, 1966, board directors since 1986. President Hastings 1066 Foundation, 1976.

Board directors Sacramento Symphony Foundation. Board directors, president Crystal Shores West Association Nevada Served with Army of the United States, 1944-1946. Fellow American College Probate Counsel.

Member International Association Defense Counsel, American Board Trial Advocates (advocate), Defense Research Institute, American Bar Association, Sacramento County Bar Association (president 1973), State Bar California, American Judicature Society, Better Business Bureau Sacramento (president 1967), Sacramento Zoological Society (president 1965), American Legion, Sacramento County Bar Council Clubs: Del Paso Country, Elks, Grandfathers Club American (Sacramento chapter).


Married Adele Frances Ohe, December 20, 1941 (deceased September 1987). Children: Breton K., Robert K., Susan A. Lobner Schroeder. Married Marilyn Mahaffey, December 30, 1988.

Leo Kneeland Lobner

Laura (Roberts) Lobner

Adele Frances Ohe

Marilyn Mahaffey

Breton K. Lobner

Robert K. Lobner

Susan A. Lobner Schroeder Lobner