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Claude M. Hilton

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Summary

Born 1940 in Scott County, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 15, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on July 10, 1985, and received commission on July 11, 1985. Served as chief judge, 1997-2004. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2005.

Education:
Ohio State University, B.S., 1963
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:
Assistant commonwealth's attorney, Arlington, Virginia, 1967-1968
Private practice, Arlington, Virginia, 1968-1973, 1976-1985
Commonwealth's attorney, Virginia, 1974-1975
Commissioner in chancery, Virginia Circuit Court, Arlington County, 1976-1985

Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- Current
Served as chief judge, 1997-2004. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2005.
Commissioner in chancery, Virginia Circuit Court
Arlington County
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Attorney
Private practice, Arlington, Virginia
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1968-1973, 1976-1985
Commonwealth's attorney
Virginia
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Assistant commonwealth's attorney
Arlington, Virginia
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Education
American University Washington College of Law
J.D. (1966)
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Ohio State University - Columbus
B.S. (1963)
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Websites & Blogs
Website
United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Website
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse
401 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 299-2112