Vanessa Gilmore

Federal Judge

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Watch The Hon. Vanessa D. Gilmore, United States District Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern Texas District, discuss her career as a Federal Judge. We learn about how through her community service and involvement she came to the attention of President Clinton, who nominated her for appointment to the United States District Court. At the time the US Senate voted to confirm her appointment; she was the youngest sitting Federal Judge in the country. In addition to presiding over cases, Judge Gilmore is the author of two books: A Boy Named Rocky and You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Tales From a Judicial Diva.

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