State to Get First Black Female District Judge

Lancaster Eagle Gazette

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of a former prosecutor to the U.S. District Court in Youngstown.

The office of Sen. Sherrod Brown said 47-year-old Benita Pearson will be the first black woman to hold a U.S. District judgeship in Ohio. She will replace Judge Peter Economus, who is assuming senior status.

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