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Peter W. Hall

Rutland, Vt.  (Trustee since 2008)

Judge Hall was appointed United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit on July 7, 2004, and entered on duty that same day.  He received a BA, with honors,  in English in 1971 and an MA in student personnel adminstration in 1975, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He received a JD, cum laude,  from Cornell Law School in 1977.

Judge Hall was the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont from October, 2001 to July, 2004.  Prior to that for fifteen years he was in the private practice of law as a shareholder in the Rutland, Vermont law firm of Reiber, Kenlan, Schwiebert, Hall & Facey, P.C.  He served as an Assistant United States Attorney, and for the last four of those years as a First Assistant U.S. Attorney, in the District of Vermont from 1978 to 1986.  From 1977 to 1978, he was law clerk to Hon. Albert W. Coffrin, United States District Judge for the District of Vermont.

Judge Hall is a member of the American Bar Association, the Vermont Bar Association, of which he was President from 1995 to 1996, and the Rutland County (Vermont) Bar Association.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.