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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 18, 1997


The President today nominated Frank M. Hull to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The Honorable Frank M. Hull currently serves as a Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Before President Clinton appointed her to the federal bench in 1994, Judge Hull served as a state trial judge in Georgia for ten years, first on the State Court of Fulton County and then on the Superior Court of Fulton County, a trial court of general jurisdiction.

A native of Augusta, Georgia, Judge Hull graduated from Richmond Academy in 1966, Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1970, and studied during her junior year at the University of Reading in England. She graduated cum laude from Emory Law School in 1973, where she was an editor of the law review, earned membership in the Order of the Coif, and was named a National Fellow by the American Association of University Women.

Judge Hull began her legal career in 1973 as a law clerk to the Honorable Elbert P. Tuttle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. After her clerkship in 1974, she began working in as a litigation associate in the law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy in Atlanta. In 1980, she became the first female partner in the Powell, Goldstein firm, where she continued to practice for 10 years until her appointment as a state trial judge by Governor Joe Frank Harris in 1984. Judge Hull was reelected by the voters of Fulton County as a state trial judge in 1986, 1990, and 1992.

Since 1977, Judge Hull has been married to Tony Aeck. They have two teenage children, Richard Hull Aeck, age 18, and Molly Hull Aeck, age 15.