Delissa Ridgway

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Delissa Ridgway
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of International Trade
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   3/17/1998-Present
Preceded by:   Nicholas Tsoucalas
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Missouri, 1975
Law School:   Northeastern University Law School, 1979
Grad. School:   University of Missouri

Delissa Ridgway is an Article III federal judge for the United States Court of International Trade. She joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.[1]


Ridgway graduated from Missouri with her bachelor's degree in 1975 and from Northeastern Law with her J.D. degree in 1979.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Court of International Trade

Ridgway was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 27, 1998, to a seat vacated by Judge Nicholas Tsoucalas when he assumed senior status.[1] Ridgway was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 11, 1998 on a majority voice vote and received commission on March 17, 1998.[2]

Awards and associations


  • 2003: Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, University of Missouri Columbia
  • 2001: Washington, D.C.’s “Woman Lawyer of The Year”
  • 2000: Earl W. Kintner Award, Federal Bar Association
  • 1997: “Distinguished Women in International Law”, Federal Bar Association
  • 1996: Frederick B. Abramson Award, D.C. Bar[1]


  • 2002: American Bar Association’s Commission on the Status of Women
  • 1992-1993: President, Women's Bar Association
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Charter Fellow, Federal Bar Foundation
  • Former National Council, Federal Bar Foundation
  • Former Board of Governors, District of Columbia Bar
  • Former Secretary, District of Columbia Bar
  • Delegate to the United Nations representing the National Association of Women Lawyers[1]

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