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Jeanne Scott

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Jeanne Scott
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3T
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/22/1998 - 8/1/2010
Senior:   8/1/2010-Present
Preceded by:   Richard Mills
Succeeded by:   Sue Myerscough
Personal History
Born:   1948
Hometown:   Springfield, IL
Undergraduate:   Bradley U., B.A., 1970
Law School:   Northwestern U. School of Law, J.D., 1973

Jeanne E. Scott is a federal judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. She joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Scott became a senior judge on August 1, 2010.[1][2]

Early life and education

Scott graduated from Bradley with her bachelor's degree in 1970 and later graduated from Northwestern Law with her Juris Doctor degree in 1973.[3]

Professional career

Scott began her legal career as a state's attorney for the Sangamon County State's Attorney's Office from 1973 to 1978 before becoming a private practice attorney from 1978 to 1979. In 1979, Scott began her judicial career as an associate circuit judge in the Illinois Seventh Judicial Circuit from 1979 to 1988 before being elected a Circuit Court judge in Illinois Seventh Judicial Circuit Court in 1988. She was re-elected in 1992 and 1996 and served until her nomination to the federal bench in 1998.[3]

Judicial career

Central District of Illinois

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Scott was nominated by President Bill Clinton on April 2, 1998 to a seat vacated by Richard Mills as Mills assumed senior status. Scott was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 21, 1998 on a majority voice vote and received commission on October 22, 1998. Scott was succeeded in this position by Sue Myerscough.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Richard Mills
Central District of Illinois
Seat #3T
Succeeded by:
Sue Myerscough

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