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W.Va.’s 1st female US magistrate judge retiring

Mar. 29, 2013 @ 09:13 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The first woman to serve as a U.S. magistrate judge in West Virginia says she’s looking forward to retirement.

Friday is Mary Stanley’s last day of work.

She tells The State Journal that her 40-year career in the legal field has been fulfilling.

Stanley became the first female appointed as an assistant U.S. attorney in the state. After 15 years, she reached another milestone when she was appointed a U.S. magistrate judge in 1992.

Stanley says she plans to leave for a three-week trip to Spain next month. She also plans to spend time visiting her two granddaughters, along with gardening and riding a new bicycle.



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