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Judge James K. Logan papers

Call Number: RH MS 747


The collection of James K. Logan, a retired federal judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, includes documentation concerning the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP). He served as chairperson of the U.S. Judicial Conference's Advisory Committee during the time the committee rewrote the rules (1993-1997). The papers include committee meeting and conference activity reports.


  • Creation: 1992 - 1997


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of James Kenneth Logan

James Kenneth Logan was born in Quenemo, KS, in 1929 and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1952. He received his law degree from Harvard University in 1955 and served as Professor (1957-1968) and Dean (1961-1968) at the University of Kansas School of Law. After nine years of private practice in Kansas, he was nominated by President Carter and subsequently received his commission as a judge to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He completed almost 21 years in that capacity, retiring in 1998. Since his retirement he has served as a mediator, expert witness and arbitrator in various disputes. Throughout his life he has merited many honors and awards, including a Rhodes Scholarship, the American Bar Association-American Law Institute's Francis Rawle Award for his lifetime contributions to post-law school continuing education, and being named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. During his years in private practice and as a federal judge, he has also served as a visiting law professor to Duke, Harvard, Stanford, University of Texas and the University of Michigan.


9.5 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 747

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Judge James K. Logan, 1998

Guide to the Judge James K. Logan Collection
Judge James K. Logan papers
Finding aid prepared by mab, 2006; Finding aid encoded by mab, 2006
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Judge James K. Logan Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 747, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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