Supreme Court of GA elects new chief justice
1:24 pm, May 2nd, 2013
Supreme Court of GA elects new chief justice The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously elected Presiding Justice Hugh P. Thompson of Milledgeville to become chief justice, the court announced today.
He will assume the position Aug. 15, 2013, succeeding Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein.
Thompson was chief judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit when Gov. Zell Miller appointed him in 1994 to the Georgia Supreme Court.
Prior to that, he served as president of the statewide Council of Superior Court Judges. He and his wife, Jane, have two grown sons.
The Court has also unanimously elected Justice P. Harris Hines to become the new Presiding Justice.