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Callie V. S. Granade

Assumed office 
Nominated by George W. Bush
Preceded by Alex T. Howard, Jr.

Born 1950
Lexington, Virginia

Callie Virginia Smith "Ginny" Granade (born 1950)[1] is a District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. She joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush in 2001.


Early Life and Education

Born in Lexington, Virginia, Granade graduated from Hollins College with her Bachelor's degree in 1972 and later from University of Texas School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 1975.

Legal Career

Following law school graduation, she became a law clerk to John Godbold of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit from 1975 to 1976. She was an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Alabama from 1977 to 2001, and an interim U.S. Attorney in that district from 2001 to 2002.

Federal Judicial Career

On the recommendation of Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, Granade was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama by President George W. Bush on September 4. 2001 to a seat vacated Alex T. Howard, Jr. retired from Federal Judicial Service in senior status. Granade was confirmed by the Senate on February 4, and received her commission on February 12, 2002.

Granade has been Chief Judge of the Court since 2003. [2]





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