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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^.

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.

Religion

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

Politics

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

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