History of the Federal Judiciary

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Kollar-Kotelly, Colleen
Born 1943 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 7, 1997, to a seat vacated by Harold H. Greene. Confirmed by the Senate on March 20, 1997, and received commission on March 26, 1997.

Catholic University of America, B.A., 1965
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1968

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Catherine Kelly, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1968-1969
Attorney, Appellate Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1969-1972
Chief legal counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1972-1984
Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1984-1997

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, March 29, 1996; no Senate vote


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