History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Wright, Susan Webber
Born 1948 in Texarkana, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on September 21, 1989, to a seat vacated by Elsijane Trimble Roy. Confirmed by the Senate on January 23, 1990, and received commission on January 24, 1990. Service terminated on December 1, 1990, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on September 21, 1989, to a seat vacated by Elsijane Trimble Roy. Confirmed by the Senate on January 23, 1990, and received commission on January 24, 1990. Served as chief judge, 1998-2005. Assumed senior status on August 22, 2013.

Education:
Randolph-Macon Woman`s College (now Randolph College), B.A., 1970
University of Arkansas, M.P.A., 1973
University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. J. Smith Henley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1975-1976
Faculty, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, 1976-1990; assistant professor and assistant dean, 1976-1978; associate professor, 1980-1983; professor, 1983-1990
Research assistant, Arkansas constitutional convention, 1979
Visiting assistant professor, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law, 1980
Visiting associate professor, Ohio State University College of Law, 1981
Visiting associate professor, Louisiana State University Law Center, 1982-1983

 

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