January/February 2005 issue

African-American History Month: Millie Adams Display

In recognition of African American history month, the library put together an informal display honoring Millie Adams, Circuit Executive for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the nationís first African American female circuit executive.

Millie was born in Atoka, Tennessee, as the seventh of twelve children. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri - St. Louis in 1976. She received her M.A. in Management from Webster University (St. Louis) in 1984.

From 1971 to 1975 she worked as an accounting clerk for the City of St. Louis. From 1976 to 1981 she worked as an accountant for the Missouri Court of Appeals. In 1981 she became the Assistant Circuit Executive for the Eighth Circuit and held that position until 1997, when she was promoted to Circuit Executive. As Circuit Executive, Millie works with the judges of the Eighth Circuit and oversees a variety of administrative operations to ensure that the circuit functions smoothly and efficiently.

In addition to her service to the courts, Millie also actively contributes to the community by fundraising for Annie Maloneís Childrenís Home and Faith House and by visiting local nursing homes.


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