Governor Ricketts Appoints District Court Judge Morgan Farquhar for the Tenth Judicial District

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Governor Ricketts Appoints District Court Judge Morgan Farquhar for the Tenth Judicial District

LINCOLN– Today, Governor Pete Ricketts appointed Morgan Farquhar of Cambridge to serve as a District Court Judge for the Tenth Judicial District. The Tenth District includes Adams, Clay, Franklin, Harlan, Kearney, Nuckolls, Phelps, and Webster counties.

Farquhar, 35, has served as the Furnas County prosecutor since May 2018, representing the county and state in criminal prosecutions. He has also served as the Frontier County Special Assistant Attorney since January 2020. Farquhar has legal experience in the areas of criminal defense, juvenile law, estate planning and probate, tax, real estate, banks, water rights, oil and gas, and corporate and business representation.

Farquhar holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska School of Law. He is a member of the Nebraska Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Farquhar has been active in civic life, establishing the Cambridge Community Daycare Foundation in 2019 to help provide childcare and early childhood education in the area. He previously served on the local hospital foundation board, the Cambridge Airport Authority board and the Cambridge Economic Development Board. Farquhar is also an Eagle Scout and volunteers with the local Scouts of America troop.

Farquhar and his wife Sally have three children, Jay (6), Carolyn (5) and Lillian (4).

Farquhar is appointed to the Tenth Judicial District to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Stephen R. Illingworth.

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