Elizabeth Virginia Hallanan

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Elizabeth Virginia Hallanan (January 10, 1925 – June 8, 2004) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Charleston, West Virginia, Hallanan received a B.A. from Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston) in 1946 and a J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law in 1951. She was in private practice in Charleston, West Virginia, 1951-1959 from 1975 to 1984. She was a member of the West Virginia State Board of Education, Charleston, West Virginia from 1955 to 1957. She was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, Charleston, West Virginia from 1957 to 1958. She was an Assistant commissioner of public instruction, West Virginia, appointed from 1958 to 1959. She was a judge on the Juvenile Court, Kanawha County, West Virginia, appointed from 1959 to 1961. She was an Executive director, West Virginia Association of Colleges and Universities from 1961 to 1969. She was a Chairman, West Virginia Public Service Commission from 1969 to 1975.

Hallanan was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Hallanan was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on November 8, 1983, to a seat vacated by Dennis R. Knapp. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 11, 1983, and received her commission on November 14, 1983. He assumed senior status on December 1, 1996. Hallanan served in that capacity until June 8, 2004, due to his death.

She died in Charleston, West Virginia.

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