Former Jefferson County judge named USA trustee


Former Jefferson County Circuit Judge Kenneth Simon has been appointed to the University of South Alabama Board of Trustees.

Gov. Bob Riley announced Thursday he was appointing Simon to fill a vacancy on the board created by the death of Selma attorney J.L. Chestnut.

Simon received his bachelor's degree in 1976 from South Alabama, where he was student government president. He received a law degree from the University of Alabama in 1979 and was a Jefferson County circuit judge from 1992 to 1996. He is currently a partner in the Birmingham law firm of Christian & Small.

Simon's appointment must be confirmed by the Alabama Senate.

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