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District of Kansas

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Stephen McAllister Sworn In As U.S. Attorney for Kansas

WICHITA, KAN. – Stephen R. McAllister was sworn in Thursday as U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas.


The Honorable Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court administered the oath in a private ceremony today on the University of Kansas campus.


McAllister was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He will be in charge of a staff of more than 100, including 50 attorneys, who work in offices in Topeka, Wichita and Kansas City, Kan. Tom Beall, who has served as U.S. Attorney on an interim basis since former U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom resigned in April 2016, will return to his position as First Assistant U.S. Attorney.


“I am honored to serve,” McAllister said. “I accept the duty to follow the law and to uphold the principles of fairness, impartiality and equal justice for all.”


McAllister has served as the Solicitor General of Kansas and the E.S. & Tom W. Hampton Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas. He argued nine times before the Supreme Court of the United States and he has taught constitutional law and federal civil rights law at KU. He clerked for Justice Thomas as well as the Honorable Byron R. White of the United States Supreme Court, and the Honorable Richard A. Posner at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1985 from the University of Kansas, and a law degree in 1988 from the University of Kansas School of Law.

Office and Personnel Updates
Updated January 25, 2018