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Nancy D. Freudenthal

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Nancy D. Freudenthal
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Wyoming
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   96 - 1
Active:   5/6/2010 - Present
Chief:   2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Clarence Brimmer
Personal History
Born:   1954
Hometown:   Cody, WY
Undergraduate:   University of Wyoming, B.A., 1976
Law School:   University of Wyoming Law, J.D., 1980
Nancy Dell Freudenthal is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming. She was nominated to the court by Barack Obama and sworn in on June 1, 2010. Prior to appointment, Freudenthal was a private practice attorney in Wyoming.[1] Freudenthal became the chief judge of the court in 2011.

Early life and education

Freudenthal received her B.A. from the University of Wyoming in 1976 and her J.D. from its College of Law in 1980.[2][3]

Personal life

Nancy Freudenthal was the first lady of Wyoming being married to Former Governor Dave Freudenthal.[4][3]

Professional career

  • 1995-2010: Private Practice, Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • 1989-1995: Wyoming Board of Equalization
  • 1994: Member, Governor's Natural Gas Task Force
  • 1989-1995: Chairwoman
  • 1989: Member
  • 1989-1991: Chairwoman, Wyoming Tax Commission
  • 1985-1986: Adjunct professor, University of Wyoming College of Law
  • 1983: Interim acting administrator, Land Quality Division, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
  • 1980-1989: Attorney for intergovernmental affairs, Gov. Edgar J. Herschler and Gov. Mike Sullivan, Wyoming[2][5]

Judicial career

District of Wyoming

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Nancy D. Freudenthal
 Court:District of Wyoming
 Progress:Confirmed 152 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:December 4, 2009
ApprovedAABA Rating:Majority Well Qualified, Minority Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:January 20, 2010
ApprovedAReported:February 11, 2010 
ApprovedAConfirmed:May 5, 2010
 Vote: 96-1

Freudenthal was nominated by President Obama for a seat on the District of Wyoming vacated when Clarence Brimmer took senior status. Freudenthal is the first woman to serve the District of Wyoming.[2]

Freudenthal received a majority rating of Well Qualified and a minority rating of Qualified from the American Bar Association.[6]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Freudenthal's Public Questionnaire Available Here
Questions for the Record available here

Freudenthal had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 20, 2010.[7] On May 5, 2010, Freudenthal was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on a 96-1 vote.[8] Freudenthal became the chief judge of the court in 2011.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Clarence Brimmer
District of Wyoming
Seat #1
Succeeded by: