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Hilton, Claude M.

Born 1940 in Scott County, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 15, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on July 10, 1985, and received commission on July 11, 1985. Served as chief judge, 1997-2004. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2005.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 2000-2007

Ohio State University, B.S., 1963
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:

Assistant commonwealth's attorney, Arlington, Virginia, 1967-1968
Private practice, Arlington, Virginia, 1968-1973, 1976-1985
Commonwealth's attorney, Virginia, 1974-1975
Commissioner in chancery, Virginia Circuit Court, Arlington County, 1976-1985