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Leah Ward Sears

Born: 13-Jun-1955
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Georgia Chief Justice

Father: Thomas E. Sears (Col., US Army, d. 19-Nov-1989)
Mother: Onnye Jean
Husband: Love Collins III (div. 1994, one son, one daughter)
Son: Addison Sears-Collins (b. 1983)
Daughter: Brennan Sears-Collins (b. 1986)
Husband: Haskell Ward (retired judge, m. 19-Apr-1999)

    University: BS, Cornell University (1976)
    Law School: JD, Emory University School of Law (1980)
    Law School: LLM, University of Virginia School of Law (1995)

    Georgia State Supreme Court Chief Justice (2005-)
    Georgia State Supreme Court Associate Justice (1992-2005)
    Alston & Bird Partner
    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
    American Bar Association
    Atlanta Bar Association Past Chairman
    Obama for America
    Quill and Dagger
    State Bar of Georgia

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