Obama nominates Beverly Martin for Court of Appeals

President Barack Obama on Friday nominated U.S. District Judge Beverly Martin of Macon to a seat on the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Martin, a former U.S. attorney, has been a district court judge since 2000, serving the Northern District of Georgia.

Martin, 53, would take the place of District Court Judge Lanier Anderson, who took senior status in February.

Martin is a graduate of Stetson University and the University of Georgia School of Law. After working in private practice in Macon, Martin became assistant state attorney general in 1984 and then assistant U.S. attorney in 1994. She was nominated and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. attorney in 1997.

Martin, married to Knox Dobbins, lives in Atlanta.

Her nomination to the Court of Appeals must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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