TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Richard D. Greene, the chief judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals, has died. He was 62.
Ron Keefover, spokesman for the Kansas judicial system, said Greene died Sunday at a Cleveland hospital where was being treated for complications from a heart condition.
Greene was appointed to lead the Kansas Court of Appeals in 2010 after serving on the appeals panel since 2003. Gov. Sam Brownback will select his replacement on the 13-member appeals panel from people recommended by a judicial nominating committee.
Greene was born in Hermann, Mo., and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His law degree was from Southern Methodist University.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue, four daughters and four granddaughters.