Stephanie Kulp Seymour

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Stephanie Seymour
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
In office
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
In office
November 2, 1979 – October 16, 2005
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Jerome Holmes
Personal details
Born (1940-10-16) October 16, 1940 (age 73)
Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater Smith College
Harvard University

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[edit]

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.[1][2] At Harvard Law School, she was one of 23 women in a class of 550.[2]

Career[edit]

Prior to joining the federal bench, Seymour was in private practice for fifteen years in Boston, Houston, and Tulsa.[1]

Judicial service[edit]

Seymour was nominated to the Tenth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter on August 28, 1979, to a new seat created by Congress.[1] She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1979.[1] Seymour served as Chief Judge of the Tenth Circuit from 1994-2000.[1] Seymour was the first woman judge on the Tenth Circuit and also the first woman Chief Judge of the circuit.[2] Judge Seymour assumed senior status on October 16, 2005.[1]

References[edit]

Legal offices
New seat Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
1979–2005
Succeeded by
Jerome Holmes
Preceded by
Monroe McKay
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
1994–2000
Succeeded by
Deanell Tacha