|Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2017
|Preceded by||Howard Brill|
John Dan Kemp Jr.
September 8, 1951
Batesville, Arkansas, U.S.
|Education||University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (BA, JD)|
Born in Batesville, Arkansas, Kemp attended Mountain View High School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas in 1973, followed by a Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1976. While attending the University of Arkansas, he was a member of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Kemp was a city judge and city attorney in Mountain View before being elected as a circuit judge in Stone County, Arkansas in 1986, which position he held for 29 years.
- The American Bench: Judges of the Nation, 2002/2003. Forster-Long, LLC. December 2002. ISBN 9780931398469.
- Riddle, Brandon (March 1, 2016). "Kemp defeats Goodson in chief justice race for state's high court". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
- Brantley, Max (November 6, 2015). "Judge Dan Kemp to challenge Courtney Goodson for chief justice". Arkansas Times.
- "Sitting justice, circuit judge vying to be Supreme Court chief justice". Arkansas News. February 28, 2016.
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