History of the Federal Judiciary


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Beckwith, Sandra Shank
Born 1943 in Norfolk, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1991, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on February 6, 1992, and received commission on February 10, 1992. Served as chief judge, 2004-2009. Assumed senior status on January 1, 2009.

Education:
University of Cincinnati, B.A., 1965
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1968

Professional Career:
Private practice, Harrison, Ohio, 1969-1977, 1979-1982
Judge, Hamilton County [Ohio] Municipal Court (elected), 1977-1979, 1982-1987
Judge, Hamilton County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations (elected), 1987-1989
Private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989-1992
Commissioner, Hamilton County, Ohio, 1989-1992

 

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