Catherine L. Hanaway
First Female Speaker of the Missouri House —
CATHERINE L. HANAWAY, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, was sworn in on December 23, 2005 as the Presidentially appointed United States Attorney.
Prior to being nominated by President Bush to become the 46th United States Attorney, Ms. Hanaway, 41, was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1998, representing the 87th District, which encompasses part of St Louis County. In 2003, she was elected as the first woman Speaker of the Missouri House.
Ms. Hanaway was named as one of the Missouri Lawyers of the Year by Missouri Lawyers Weekly and was recognized as one of the St. Louis Business Journal's "40 Under 40" in addition to being named by the Journal as a "Leader to Watch." Ms. Hanaway service to the bench and bar has been recognized by the Judicial Conference of Missouri and with the Missouri Bar Legislative Award. Her service to the community has been recognized in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 with the Lewis &Clark Statesman Award from the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association.
Ms. Hanaway earned her law degree from the Catholic University of America, where she graduated in the top 10% of her law school class, and worked in the law firm of Peper, Martin Jensen, Maichel & Hetlage. She currently resides in St. Louis with her Husband Christopher, Daughter Lucy and son Jack.