Deborah Cook

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Deborah Cook
Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   5/7/2003 - Present
Preceded by:   Alan Norris
Past post:   Ohio Supreme Court
Past term:   1995-2003
Personal History
Born:   1952
Hometown:   Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate:   University of Arkon '74
Law School:   University of Akron Law '78

Deborah L. Cook (b. 1952) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cook graduated from University of Akron with her bachelor's degree in 1974 and later from University of Akron School of Law with her Juris Doctor degree in 1978.[1]

Professional career

Cook began her legal career in private practice in the State of Ohio from 1978 to 1991 before being elected as a Court of Appeals Judge for the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals from 1991 to 1995. Cook was elected to serve as Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court from 1995 to 2003.[1]

Judicial career

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Mike DeWine, Cook was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President George W. Bush on January 7, 2003 to a seat vacated by Alan Norris. Cook was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 5, 2003 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 7, 2003.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Alan Norris
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:

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