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Robert B. Morton was born in Webb City, Mo. in 1912. After having received his law degree from the University of Kansas in 1935, Morton entered into private practice until the outbreak of World War II. He enlisted and served until 1945.
From 1950 to 1951, Robert Morton served as 18th Judicial District Judge. In 1962, Morton became a judge in the United States Bankruptcy Court, a position he held until 1986. Upon his retirement from the court, Morton worked for Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock and Kennedy, a law firm located in Wichita, Kan.
Morton was an active member in a number of bankruptcy and legal organizations, most notably the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where he served as President from 1975 to 1976 and as Treasurer from 1980 to 1982.
Morton died on June 25, 2005.
The Robert B. Morton Papers, 1973-1994, include correspondence, memoranda, handwritten notes, and related material regarding Morton's activities as a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges; as counsel to the bankruptcy department of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock and Kennedy; and as an advocate for improved benefits for bankruptcy judges.
- National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Materials
- Morris Laing Bankruptcy Department Materials
- Organizational Participation
- Subject Files
Received from Mary Davies Scott in 2004.
Processed and encoded by Jordon Steele, November-December 2006.
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Board of Governors minutes and correspondence, records from the Treasurer's Office, and other materials reflecting Morton's participation as President and Board of Governors members in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.
Programs, planning materials, and other papers related to Annual and Mid-Year Meetings of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges that Morton attended.
Issues of National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges publications collected by Morton.
Includes correspondence and a mailing list.
Case files and other materials collected by Morton in his position as counsel to the firm counsel to the bankruptcy department of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock and Kennedy.
Alphabetical. Morton's original folder titles have largely been retained.