Martha Daughtrey

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Martha Daughtrey
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   11/22/1993 - 1/1/2009
Senior:   1/1/2009 - Present
Preceded by:   Susan Neilson
Succeeded by:   Jane Stranch
Past post:   Tennessee Supreme Court
Past term:   1990-1993
Personal History
Born:   1942
Hometown:   Covington, KY
Undergraduate:   Vanderbilt U. '64
Law School:   Vanderbilt U. Law '68

Martha Craig Daughtrey (b. 1942) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She joined the court in 1993 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. She began serving on senior status on January 1, 2009.

Early life and education

Born in Covington, Kentucky, Daughtrey graduated from Vanderbilt with her bachelor's degree 1964 and later from Vanderbilt Law with her Juris Doctor degree in 1968.[1]

Professional career

Daughtrey entered private practice in the State of Tennessee in 1968 before joining the U.S. Attorney's Officeas Assistant U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee from 1968 to 1969. Daughtrey became an Assistant District Attorney for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Tennessee from 1969 to 1972. From 1972 to 1982 and again from 1988 to 1990, Daughtrey served as a faculty member of Vanderbilt Law. While at Vanderbilt Law, Daughtrey was an Assistant Professor of Law from 1972 to 1975 and again from 1988 to 1990, and Lecturer of Law from 1975 to 1982. Daughtrey was nominated by the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission as Associate Judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals serving the Middle Division from 1975 to 1990 before being nominated as an Associate Justice for the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1990 to 1993.[1]

Judicial career

On the recommendation of U.S. Senators Harlan Matthews and James Sasser, Daughtrey was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President Bill Clinton on August 6, 1993 to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089, which was approved by Congress. Daughtrey was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 20, 1993 on a majority vote and received commission on November 22, 1993.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Jane Stranch