James & Barbara Rankin

James & Barbara Rankin

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James & Barbara  Rankin

James P. Rankin, ba '73 and jd '76, was born October 15, 1951. He earned a B.A. in history and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Phi Epsilon while an undergraduate. Rankin was named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities and called to Sagamore men's honor society. During his time at Washburn University School of Law, he was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. Rankin also holds an LL.M. from New York University School of Law.

Rankin is a partner and tax attorney at Foulston & Siefkin, LLP in Topeka. He is married to Barbara Rankin, jd '82. She graduated from Wellsville High School and earned her B.A. from Ottawa University. After her graduation from Washburn University School of Law, she was employed at Security Benefit Group in the area of mutual funds. Most recently, she served as general counsel for the Kansas Department of Transportation.