Sharion Aycock

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Sharion Aycock
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
Assumed office
June 2, 2014
Preceded by Michael P. Mills
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
Assumed office
October 22, 2007
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Glen H. Davidson
Personal details
Born 1955 (age 61–62)
Tupelo, Mississippi
Education Mississippi State University B.A.
Mississippi College School of Law J.D.

Sharion Aycock (born 1955) is currently the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. She has served as the Chief Judge since 2014 and on the Court since 2007, and she is the first female federal district court judge in Mississippi.[1]

Education[edit]

Aycock was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Mississippi State University with a minor in political science in 1977.[1] She received a Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law in 1980, where she graduated second in the class and served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Mississippi College Law Review.[1] She became a member of the Mississippi Bar in 1980.[2]

Career[edit]

Aycock was in private practice in Mississippi from 1980 to 2003 with two firms and as a solo practitioner.[2] Aycock served as the Itawamba County Prosecuting Attorney from 1984 to 1992.[1] She was a circuit court judge on the First Circuit Court District of Mississippi from 2003 to 2007.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Aycock was nominated by President George W. Bush on March 19, 2007, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi vacated by Glen H. Davidson. She was unanimously[1] confirmed by the United States Senate on October 4, 2007, and received her commission on October 22, 2007.

Personal[edit]

Aycock is a native of Tremont, Mississippi.[1] She is married to William R. "Randy" Aycock, and has one son.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Glen H. Davidson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
2007–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Michael P. Mills
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
2014–present