Ronnie L. White
Who is Ronnie L. White?
Ronnie L. White is a former Missouri Supreme Court judge and is currently a practicing attorney who has been nominated to serve as a United States district judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
White graduated from St. Louis Community College in 1977 and St. Louis University in 1979. He earned a law degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City in 1983. He worked as a public defender in St. Louis and an attorney in various other government offices and was a Missouri Representative for six years. In 1993, he was appointed as a City Counselor for St. Louis City. In May 1994, Governor Mel Carnahan appointed him a judge for the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Carnahan appointed White to the Supreme Court of Missouri in October 1995. He was the court's first African-American Chief Justice, from 2003 to 2005. White retired from the court on July 6, 2007 and was succeeded by Judge Patricia Breckenridge.
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