Elizabeth Hallanan

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Elizabeth Hallanan
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   11/14/1983 - 12/1/1996
Senior:   12/1/1996 - 6/8/2004
Preceded by:   Dennis Knapp
Succeeded by:   Robert Chambers
Personal History
Born:   1925
Deceased:   2004
Undergraduate:   Morris Harvey College (1946)
Law School:   West Virginia University College of Law (1951)



Elizabeth Virginia Hallanan (1925-2004) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.[1]

Hallanan was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on November 8, 1983, to a seat vacated by Dennis Knapp; she was confirmed by the Senate on November 11, 1983, and received commission three days later. She assumed senior status on December 1, 1996, and served until her death on June 8, 2004.[1] Hallanan was succeeded in this position by Robert Chambers.

Early life and education

  • Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston), B.A., 1946
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1951[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1951-1959, 1975-1984
  • Member, West Virginia State Board of Education, Charleston, West Virginia, 1955-1957
  • Member, West Virginia House of Delegates, Charleston, West Virginia, 1957-1958
  • Assistant commissioner of public instruction, West Virginia, appointed, 1958-1959
  • Judge, Juvenile Court, Kanawha County, West Virginia, appointed, 1959-1961
  • Executive director, West Virginia Association of Colleges and Universities, 1961-1969
  • Chairman, West Virginia Public Service Commission, 1969-1975[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of West Virginia

Hallanan was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on November 8, 1983, to a seat vacated by Dennis Knapp; she was confirmed by the Senate on November 11, 1983, and received commission three days later. She assumed senior status on December 1, 1996, and served until her death on June 8, 2004.[1] Hallanan was succeeded in this position by Robert Chambers.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Dennis Knapp
Southern District of West Virginia
1983–1996
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Robert Chambers