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First woman to serve as clerk of the Supreme Court of MO begins term

Betsy AuBuchon (Source: MO Supreme Court) Betsy AuBuchon (Source: MO Supreme Court)
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) -

The first woman to serve as the clerk of the Supreme Court of Missouri began her term on Jan. 1, 2017.

Betsy Ledgerwood AuBuchon is only the sixth person to hold the position in the last 100 years.

“I am grateful and very humbled about the opportunity the Court has given me to serve a government I love and believe in,” AuBuchon said. “I visited Jefferson City for the first time with my grandmother for the Sophomore Pilgrimage, and it was one of the most memorable days of my life. Never could I have dreamed I would end up working in state government, let alone serving as clerk of the Supreme Court.”

AuBuchon started her career with the Supreme Court in Jan. 2012 as commission counsel for the state's Judicial Finance Commission and legislative liaison.

Less than a year later, she was promoted to the director of government relations and deputy counsel.

AuBuchon succeeds Bill L. Thompson, who retired Dec. 31.

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