Gerry L. Alexander

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Alexander in 2006

Gerry L. Alexander /ˈɡɛri/ (b. 1936) is the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. state of Washington. He was elected to the court in 1994 and re-elected in 2000. Following this election, his colleagues elected him to a four-year term as chief justice. He was re-elected as chief justice in 2004 and re-elected to the court in 2006. Due to the court's age limit of 75, Alexander was unable to complete his final six-year term. He stepped down as Chief Justice at the beginning of 2010[1] and retired from the Court in December 2011.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Alexander was born in 1936 in Aberdeen, Washington. He attended Olympia High School in Olympia, Washington, and graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in History in 1958. While a student at UW, he was a member of the Gamma Chi Chapter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity.[3] In 1964, Alexander received his JD from the University of Washington Law School.


  1. ^ La Corte, Rachel (September 29, 2009). "Alexander to step down as Wash. chief justice". Seattle Times. Archived from the original on January 30, 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  2. ^ Rachel LaCorte (2009-10-26). "Retirement at 75 'reasonable' to chief judge". The News Tribune. Archived from the original on 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2009-12-01.
  3. ^ "What'ΣΝew- Gamma Chi Chapter Newsletter". Sigma Nu - Gamma Chi Chapter website. Gamma Chi Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Archived from the original on 27 September 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2013.