History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Henderson, Karen LeCraft
Born 1944 in Oberlin, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 3, 1986, to a seat vacated by William W. Wilkins. Confirmed by the Senate on June 13, 1986, and received commission on June 16, 1986. Service terminated on July 11, 1990, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on May 8, 1990, to a seat vacated by Kenneth W. Starr. Confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1990, and received commission on July 5, 1990.

Duke University, B.A., 1966
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1969-1970
Office of the Attorney General, State of South Carolina, 1973-1983; assistant attorney general, 1973-1978; senior assistant attorney general/director, Special Litigation Section, 1978-1982;
   deputy attorney general/director, Criminal Division, 1982-1983
Private practice, Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina, 1983-1986


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