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19 J. B. Ass'n St. Kan. 1 (1950-1951)

handle is hein.barjournals/jkabr0019 and id is 1 raw text is: 9Journal of the Bar Association
of the State of Kansas
VOL XIX                        AUGUST, 1950                        No. I
Published Quarterly, August, November, February and May, by the
Bar Association of the State of Kansas
Address Journal communications ta Franklin Corrick, Third Floor, Statehouse,
Topeka, Kansas
Entered as Second-Class Matter, September 8, 1949, at the Post Office at Topeka, Kansas
Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Copyright 1932, by Journal of the Bar Association of the State of Kansas
The Bar Association of the State of Kansas
G EORGE LAVERNE LIGHT was born March 17, 1886, on a farm near
Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio. In 1890 moved with his parents
to a farm in Kingman County, Kansas; in 1900 the family moved to a farm in
Barber County, and in 1907 moved to Seward County, Kansas. Attended schools
in Kingman and Barber counties; attended Kansas State Normal at Emporia
two terms; taught school in Barber County 1905-1906 and in Seward County
from 1909 to 1912.
Elected Clerk of the District Court of Seward County, Kansas, in November,
1912, and served two terms; moved to Liberal and registered as law student in
January, 1913; admitted to Bar in January, 19.16; elected County Attorney of
Seward County in November, 1916, served two terms and returned to private
practice in 1921; appointed by Gov. Paulen as first Judge of the newly created
39th Judicial District July 1, 1925; elected to the same Bench in 1926, and
voluntarily retired to private practice in 1931.
Charter member and past president Seward County Bar Association; also
Southwest Kansas Bar and a member of the Kansas State Bar continuously since
1917; charter member of Kansas District Judge's Association; and member of
the American Bar Association.
Charter member of Liberal Chamber of Commerce with more than twenty
years service on its Board of Directors; charter member and first President of
Liberal Lions Club.
Served as Government appeal agent and in charge of draft board office dur-
ing World War I; served past ten years as Director of Kansas Crippled Chil-
dren's Society for District No. 10.

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