Stephanie Kulp Seymour
|Stephanie Kulp Seymour|
|Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
|Assumed office |
October 16, 2005
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
January 1, 1994 – December 31, 2000
|Preceded by||Monroe G. McKay|
|Succeeded by||Deanell Reece Tacha|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
November 2, 1979 – October 16, 2005
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629|
|Succeeded by||Jerome Holmes|
|Born||Stephanie Kulp Seymour|
October 16, 1940
Battle Creek, Michigan
|Education||Smith College (B.A.)|
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Stephanie Kulp Seymour (born October 16, 1940) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Background and Career
Seymour was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1940, the second oldest of four children. Seymour and her family traveled extensively when she was young, visiting all but three states by car by the time she went to college. Though neither of her parents had a college education, they strongly influenced Seymour to obtain the highest level of education possible. Seymour received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in 1962, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1965. At Harvard Law School, she was one of 23 women in a class of 550.
Seymour was in private practice in Boston, Massachusetts from 1965 to 1966, in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1966 to 1967, in Houston, Texas from 1968 to 1969, and in Tulsa again from 1971 to 1979. In Houston, she was the first woman hired by Baker Botts.
Federal judicial service
Seymour was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on August 28, 1979, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1979, and received her commission on November 2, 1979. She served as Chief Judge from 1994 to 2000. She assumed senior status on October 16, 2005.
- Nykolaiszyn, Juliana (May 24, 2011). "Oral history interview with Stephanie Kulp Seymour". Inductees of the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame Oral History Project. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
- Stephanie Kulp Seymour at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Smith College Rally Day: Honors, Hats and a Secret Revealed, Smith College News Release (September 10, 2009).
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
| Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Monroe G. McKay
| Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Deanell Reece Tacha
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