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Hamilton, Jean Constance

Born 1945 in St. Louis, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on August 3, 1990, to a seat vacated by John F. Nangle. Confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 1990, and received commission on October 1, 1990. Served as chief judge, 1995-2002. Assumed senior status on July 1, 2013.

Wellesley College, B.A., 1968
Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1971
Yale Law School, LL.M., 1982

Professional Career:

Attorney, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1971-73
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Missouri, 1973-1978
Corporate counsel, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978-1981
Judge, Circuit Court of Missouri, Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, 1982-1988
Adjunct professor, St. Louis University Law School, 1986-1987, 1989
Adjunct professor, Washington University School of Law, 1987-1992
Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, 1988-1990
Board member, Federal Judicial Center, 1998-2003