Judge Patricia Breckenridge

Saturday, September 8, 2007

NAME: Patricia Breckenridge

AGE: 53. Born Oct. 14, 1953, in Nevada, Mo.

EXPERIENCE: private law practice, 1978-1980; assistant municipal judge for city of Nevada, 1979-1982; associate circuit judge in Vernon County, 1982-1990; judge on the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals, 1990-present; chief judge of the district appeals court, 1998-2000; appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court on Friday.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in agricultural economics and law degree, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

FAMILY: Husband, Bryan Breckenridge.

QUOTE: "My judicial philosophy has been to follow the law, and I think that's what my record indicates."

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