John Andrew Ross

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John Andrew Ross
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Assumed office
October 11, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Charles Alexander Shaw
Personal details
Born John Andrew Ross
1954 (age 62–63)
St. Louis, Missouri
Education Emory University B.A.
Emory University School of Law J.D.

John Andrew Ross (born 1954) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Ross earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976 from Emory University and a Juris Doctor in 1979 from Emory University School of Law.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

From 1979 until 1991, Ross worked for the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office, as an assistant prosecuting attorney from 1979 until 1986, as an assistant chief trial attorney from 1986 until 1988, and as a chief trial attorney from 1988 until 1991.[1] He also served as a special assistant attorney general in the Missouri attorney general's office in 1984, and he was a special assistant prosecuting attorney for the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office in 1989.[1] From 1991 until 2000, Ross served as the County Counselor for St. Louis County.[1] Since 2000, he has served as a circuit judge for Missouri's 21st Judicial Circuit. He was an assistant presiding judge from 2005 until 2009, and he has been a presiding judge since 2009.[1][2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

After applying for a vacant federal district court seat, United States Senator Claire McCaskill personally interviewed Ross on March 13, 2010. On December 1, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Ross to fill the vacancy created by the decision by Judge Charles Alexander Shaw to take senior status at the end of 2009.[3] The Senate confirmed Ross by unanimous consent on September 20, 2011.[4] He received his judicial commission on October 11, 2011.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (December 1, 2010). "President Obama Names Seven to United States District Court". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ross, John Andrew - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  3. ^ The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (December 1, 2010). "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://judiciary.senate.gov/nominations/112thCongress.cfm

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Alexander Shaw
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
2011–present
Incumbent