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Ross, John Andrew

Born 1954 in St. Louis, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Charles A. Shaw. Confirmed by the Senate on September 20, 2011, and received commission on October 11, 2011.

Emory University, B.A., 1976
Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:

Assistant prosecutor, St. Louis County, Missouri, 1979-1991; assistant chief trial attorney, 1986-1988; chief trial attorney, 1988-1991
Special assistant attorney general, State of Missouri, 1984
Special assistant prosecutor, St. Charles County, Missouri, 1989
County counselor, St. Louis County, Missouri, 1991-2000
Judge, Circuit Court of Missouri, Twenty-First Judicial Circuit, 2000-2011; assistant presiding judge, 2005-2009; presiding judge, 2009-2011

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, December 1, 2010; no Senate vote