Claude M. Hilton

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Claude M. Hilton
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Assumed office
December 31, 2005
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
In office
1997–2004
Preceded byJames C. Cacheris
Succeeded byJames R. Spencer
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
In office
July 11, 1985 – December 31, 2005
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded bySeat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded byLiam O'Grady
Personal details
Born
Claude M. Hilton

1940 (age 78–79)
Scott County, Virginia
EducationOhio State University (B.S.)
Washington College of Law (J.D.)

Claude M. Hilton (born 1940) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Scott County, Virginia, Hilton received a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University in 1963 and a Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law at American University in 1966. He was an assistant commonwealth's attorney of Arlington, Virginia from 1967 to 1968. He was in private practice in Arlington from 1968 to 1973, served as a commonwealth's attorney of Virginia from 1974 to 1975, and returned to private practice from 1976 to 1985. He was also a commissioner in chancery for the Circuit Court of Arlington County, Virginia from 1976 to 1985.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 15, 1985, Hilton was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 10, 1985, and received commission the following day. He served as Chief Judge from 1997 to 2004, assuming senior status on December 31, 2005. In May 2000, Chief Justice William Rehnquist appointed Hilton to serve as a judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). His term on the FISC expired on May 18, 2007.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hilton, Claude M. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
1985–2005
Succeeded by
Liam O'Grady
Preceded by
James C. Cacheris
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
1997–2004
Succeeded by
James R. Spencer