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Employment History

Executive Director
Pioneer Human Services

President
Kansas Bar Association

Municipal Court Judge

Education



Kansas University law school

Web References (6 Total References)


Pioneer Human Services

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Jack Dalton The social enterprise known as Pioneer Human Services was born in 1963 as a vision of Jack Dalton. Jack was a former attorney who had abused alcohol, embezzled client funds and was sentenced to Walla Walla State Penitentiary. Upon his return to Seattle, he recognized the need for a community resource for individuals with chemical dependency issues and criminal records, and he launched a truly pioneering effort to provide housing, employment and treatment to these individuals. Jack Dalton had the "dream" that became Pioneer Human Services.

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Ralph Bruksos, a sales and marketing professional, first learned of Jack Dalton in a newspaper article covering his incarceration.
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One year later, Ralph met Jack in an AA meeting at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary.
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Ray and Jack first met at an AA meeting in Seattle.
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Jack knew Jack Dalton through their legal profession and through AA meetings.
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Jack was a founding board member and served as board chair from 1975-1977.
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Ken was a successful salesman who met Jack Dalton and Dick Hudson at an AA meeting.
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Lloyd was a banker who met Jack Dalton in an AA meeting, where Jack would talk about his "dream", now Pioneer Human Services.
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Lloyd served on the board for almost five years before Jack asked him to "help" in restoring the financial situation and the business relationships with Pioneer Industries customers, such as The Boeing Company.
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After less than six months in this position, the board promoted him to be the second Executive Director of Pioneer, succeeding Jack Dalton.
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Charles met Jack Dalton while serving as Municipal Court Judge in the City of Seattle and became a prominent champion for successfully changing public policy to recognize alcoholism as an illness instead of a crime.


The Legend Magazine: Life in Southwest Kansas

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Jack Dalton of Dodge City was the first attorney in Kansas to try a case in which in-court photography was included, and now he has written a novel about the experiences of a country lawyer.

"It was the first time that cameras were allowed in court," explained Dalton, who served as Kansas Bar Association president in 1976-77, and was honored by the Kansas Bar in 1983 for "continuous, longstanding service on behalf of the legal profession, the public, and the association."
His book, aptly named A Country Lawyer, was published Dec. 9, 2009 by Strategic Book Publishing in New York. Dalton, 81, began the book after he retired from law 17 years ago. He admits that his book is autobiographical as well as fictional.
"A friend read it, and said, 'I can't tell what's true in it and what isn't.'" With a grin, Dalton admitted: "It's a novel and an autobiography!"
The truth in the book - as in Dalton's life - is as exciting as the fiction. Dalton has handled all kinds of cases, and traveled the world in his pursuit of his hobby of scuba diving. His experience from both endeavors is expertly woven throughout the book.
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"My interest in scuba diving began in 1974, and by 1980, I became intensely interested," Dalton recalled. "My wife, Jane, was very tolerant! I went all the way to the Fiji Islands, always with a scientist, professors, or photographers on board. I began the book in Hawaii, and it took me nine years to write it."
Dalton, who graduated from Kansas University law school in 1953, has had his share of real excitement from the cases he handled in Jetmore for 12 years and in Dodge City for 28 years.
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The case dragged on, until the day Dalton received a call from the opposing attorney asking to meet with him.
"I had decided to settle for a million," Dalton said. The other attorney offered $2.2 million before Dalton opened his mouth. "I told him I would think about it for a while!"
One of Dalton's criminal cases involved a 21-year-old who was drinking with other young men on a city street.
"He took a night stick away from a policeman, and hit him in the head," Dalton explained.
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Dalton is known locally for suing the City of Dodge City and Ford County, asking the District Court of Kansas to direct the city and county to build the special events center that voters had approved as part of the Why Not Dodge? package. Dalton won this case, which he filed as an individual citizen.


Kansas Territorial Sesquicentennial Commission, Members

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Jack E. Dalton, Dodge City-- Dalton is retired, following a career as an attorney.He has served as president of the Kansas Bar Association and Chairman of the Supreme Court Nominating Committee.Dalton is an active community advocate and volunteer in Southwest Kansas.


News From the Governor: Appointments

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Jack Dalton, Dodge City-- Dalton is retired, following a career as an attorney.He has served as president of the Kansas Bar Association and Chairman of the Supreme Court Nominating Committee.Dalton is an active community advocate and volunteer in Southwest Kansas.


The Legend Magazine: Life in Southwest Kansas

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Jack Dalton of Dodge City was the first attorney in Kansas to try a case in which in-court photography was included, and now he has written a novel about the experiences of a country lawyer.

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