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Name: Van Z. Hampton

Date of Birth: April 10, 1955

Place of Birth: Dodge City, Kansas

Date of Taking Office: August 1, 1995

Appointed by: Governor Bill Graves

Re-elected: 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016

City of Residence: Dodge City

Family: Three children (Sarah, Jessica, and Luke)


Dodge City Community College 1975
B.S. Agriculture, Fort Hays State University 1977
J.D., Oral Roberts University School of Law 1987
LL.M. Agricultural Law, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville 1988

Career History:

Patton, Kerbs and Hess 1988-1995
District Court Judge 1995-present