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Thacker, Stephanie Dawn
Born 1965 in Huntington, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on September 8, 2011, to a seat vacated by M. Blane Michael. Confirmed by the Senate on April 16, 2012, and received commission on April 17, 2012.

Education:
Marshall University, B.A., 1987
West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1990

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1990-1992
Assistant attorney general, Environmental Division, State of West Virginia, 1992
Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1992-1994, 2006-2012
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of West Virginia, 1994-1999
Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, U.S. Department of Justice, 1999-2006; trial attorney, 1999-2002; deputy chief for litigation, 2002-2004; principal deputy chief, 2004-2006

Given name at birth: Stephanie Dawn Young

 

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