Stephanie Kulp Seymour
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
January 1, 1994 – December 31, 2000
|Preceded by||Monroe McKay|
|Succeeded by||Deanell Tacha|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
November 2, 1979 – October 16, 2005
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Seat established|
|Succeeded by||Jerome Holmes|
October 16, 1940 |
Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||Smith College
Stephanie Kulp Seymour (born October 16, 1940 in Battle Creek, Michigan) is a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Early life and education
Seymour received a B.A. from Smith College in 1962, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1965. At Harvard Law School, she was one of 23 women in a class of 550.
Seymour was nominated to the Tenth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter on August 28, 1979, to a new seat created by Congress. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1979. Seymour served as Chief Judge of the Tenth Circuit from 1994-2000. Seymour was the first woman judge on the Tenth Circuit and also the first woman Chief Judge of the circuit. Judge Seymour assumed senior status on October 16, 2005.
- Stephanie Kulp Seymour at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Smith College Rally Day: Honors, Hats and a Secret Revealed, Smith College News Release (September 10, 2009).
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