Tena Campbell

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Tena Campbell (born 1944) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Wendell, Idaho, Campbell received a B.A. from the University of Idaho in 1967, an M.A. from Arizona State University in 1970, and a J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law in 1977. She was in private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah from 1977 to 1981, and then entered public service, becoming a Deputy county attorney in the Salt Lake County Attorney's Office, Utah in 1981. Later that year, she became an Assistant United States Attorney in Salt Lake City, a position she held until 1995.

On June 22, 1995, Campbell was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Utah vacated by Bruce S. Jenkins. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 30, 1995, and received her commission the same day. She served as chief judge from 2006-2011. She assumed senior status on January 1, 2011.

She was named the Christine M. Durham Woman Lawyer of the Year in 2007 by Woman Lawyers of Utah.[1]



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