Sam A. Crow
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
Assumed office
November 15, 1996
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
In office
December 10, 1981 – November 15, 1996
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byFrank Gordon Theis
Succeeded byCarlos Murguia
Personal details
Born
Sam Alfred Crow

(1926-05-05) May 5, 1926 (age 95)
Topeka, Kansas
EducationUniversity of Kansas (B.A.)
Washburn University School of Law (J.D.)

Sam Alfred Crow (born May 5, 1926) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

Education and career

Born in Topeka, Kansas, on May 5, 1926,[1] Crow was a seaman in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1944 to 1945. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas in 1949 and a Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law in 1952. He was in private practice in Topeka from 1952 to 1953. Initially becoming a partner at Rooney, Dickinson, Prager & Crow in Topeka, Crow returned to active duty with the United States Army Reserve JAG Corps from 1953 to 1954 before returning to private practice in Topeka from 1954 to 1975.[2][3]

Federal judicial service

He served as a United States magistrate judge on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas from 1975 to 1981. On November 24, 1981, Crow was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas vacated by Judge Frank Gordon Theis. Crow was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 9, 1981, and received his commission on December 10, 1981. He assumed senior status on November 15, 1996.[3]

Notable case

In 1997, Crow presided over the case Koch v. Koch Industries filed in 1985 by Bill Koch against Koch Industries, the company founded by his brothers Charles and David. The lawsuit alleged that Koch Industries improperly hid assets in a 1983 settlement with Bill Koch. A federal jury ruled in 1998 that although Koch Industries concealed some facts from shareholders, the concealed facts did not significantly affect the price of the shares. Bill Koch did not earn any damages.[4]

References

  1. ^ Confirmation of Federal Judges: Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, First Session on the Selection and Confirmation of Federal Judges. Washington, D. C.: United States Government Publishing Office. 1982. p. 189.
  2. ^ "The Honorable Sam A. Crow '52" (PDF), Washburn Lawyer, Washburn University, 41 (2), p. 15, 2003
  3. ^ a b "Crow, Sam A. – Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  4. ^ Schulman, Daniel (2014), Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty, New York: Grand Central Publishing, pp. 192, 197–199, 209–210, ISBN 978-1455518722

Sources

Legal offices Preceded byFrank Gordon Theis Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas 1981–1996 Succeeded byCarlos Murguia