Former Missouri Supreme Court justice nominated for UM System Board of Curators

Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 4:56 p.m. CST; updated 12:43 p.m. CST, Friday, January 18, 2013

COLUMBIA – Gov. Jay Nixon has nominated former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Ann Covington to the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.

Covington, of Columbia, was appointed to the court by Gov. John Ashcroft in 1989, according to a news release from the governor's office. She was the first female judge appointed to the court and served 12 years until retiring in 2001. She practiced law with the law firm Bryan Cave until 2010. 

Covington got her law degree at MU in 1977 and served as a Missouri assistant attorney general.

Covington's term as a curator would expire Jan. 1, 2019. Her appointment is subject to the approval of the Missouri Senate.

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