Former U.S. Attorney¬†Anna Mills Wagoner was sworn in on Monday as a superior court judge in Salisbury, N.C., the Salisbury Post reported.
Wagoner previously made history as the first woman appointed U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, according to the newspaper. Before her stint as U.S. Attorney from 2001 to August 2010, she spent 11 years as a district court judge in Rowan County, N.C. For seven of those years, she was acting chief district court judge.
Wagoner replaces¬† John Holshouser, who retired from the bench when he turned 72 August 2010. Superior Court Judge Erwin Spainhour from Cabarrus County, who has known Wagoner since her early days as a lawyer in Rowan County, swore her in.