History of the Federal Judiciary

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King, Carolyn Dineen
Born 1938 in Syracuse, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on April 30, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on July 12, 1979, and received commission on July 13, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1999-2006. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2013.

Smith College, B.A., 1959
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1962

Professional Career:
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1962-1979

Nominated and served until January 1, 1988, under the name Carolyn Dineen Randall.


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