Mary Rhodes Russell
|Mary Rhodes Russell|
|Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri|
|Appointed by||Bob Holden|
|Preceded by||William Duane Benton|
|Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri|
July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2015
|Preceded by||Richard B. Teitelman|
|Succeeded by||Patricia Breckenridge|
July 28, 1958 |
Hannibal, Missouri, U.S.
|Alma mater||Truman State University
University of Missouri School of Law
Mary Rhodes Russell (born July 28, 1958 in Hannibal, Missouri) is a judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri. She served a two-year term as chief justice from July 2013 through June 2015. She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2004 by Governor Bob Holden, a Democrat.
In 1980 she graduated summa cum laude from Northeast Missouri State University and received her law degree in 1983 from the University of Missouri. She served as a law clerk for George Gunn at the Supreme Court of Missouri, before entering private practice in Hannibal.
She served on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, from 1994 to 2004 and was its chief judge from 1999 to 2000.
- Official Manual of Missouri, 2009-2010
- Mary Rhodes Russell on the Missouri Supreme Court website
William Duane Benton
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri
Richard B. Teitelman
|Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri
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