Sandra Beckwith

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Sandra Beckwith
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Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #8
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   2/10/1992 - 1/1/2009
Chief:   2004 - 2009
Senior:   1/1/2009 - Present
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by:   Timothy S. Black
Personal History
Born:   1943
Hometown:   Norfolk, VA
Undergraduate:   University of Cincinnati, B.A., 1965
Law School:   University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1968

Sandra Shank Beckwith is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. She joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Beckwith is the court's former Chief Judge, now serving on senior status.

Early life and education

A native of Virginia, Beckwith graduated from the University of Cincinnati with her bachelor's degree in 1965 and her J.D. in 1968.[1]

Professional career

Beckwith began her legal career as a private practice attorney in Harrison, Ohio from 1969 to 1977. In 1977, Beckwith was elected as a municipal court judge in Hamilton County. In 1979, Beckwith returned to private practice in Harrison. Again, in 1982, Beckwith was elected as a municipal court judge in Hamilton County. Five years later, Beckwith was elected to the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, where she served until 1989. Beckwith served as a County Commissioner in Hamilton County before joining the federal bench in 1991.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of Ohio

Beckwith was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1991 to a new seat created by Congress with 104 Stat. 5089.[2] Beckwith was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 6, 1992 on a Senate Vote and received commission on February 10, 1992.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Southern District of Ohio
1992–2009
Seat #8
Succeeded by:
Timothy S. Black