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Dale Emerson Saffels

Biography of Dale Emerson Saffels

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Saffels
  • First Name: Dale
  • Middle Name: Emerson
  • Date of Birth: August , 13 , 1921
  • Place of Birth (POB): Moline , Kansas (US-KS, KS, 20, KA, Kans., Kan., Ks., Ka.)
  • Date of Death: November , 14 , 2002
  • Place of Death (POD): Topeka , Kansas (US-KS, KS, 20, KA, Kans., Kan., Ks., Ka.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Dale Emerson Saffels Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 09/28/1979
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 92 Stat. 1629
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 09/28/1979
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 10/30/1979
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/31/1979
  • Commission Date: 11/02/1979
  • Retirement from Active Service: 11/16/1990
  • Date of Termination: 11/14/2002
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Dale Emerson Saffels in the Law School

  • Name of School: Emporia State University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1947

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Washburn University School of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1949

Dale Emerson Saffels Career Path


  • U.S. Army major, Signal Corps, 1942-1946
  • Private practice, Garden City, Kansas, 1949-1979
  • County attorney, Finney County, Kansas, 1951-1955
  • State representative, Kansas, 1955-1963; minority leader, 1961-1963
  • Member, Kansas Corporation Commission, 1967-1975; chair, 1968-1975
  • Private practice, Topeka, Kansas, 1971-1975
  • Private practice, Wichita, Kansas, 1975-1979


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