History of the Federal Judiciary


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Thompson, Anne Elise
Born 1934 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on September 28, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 1979, and received commission on November 2, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1994-2001. Assumed senior status on June 1, 2001.

Education:
Howard University, B.A., 1955
Temple University, M.A., 1957
Howard University School of Law, LL.B., 1964

Professional Career:
Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Chicago, Illinois, 1964-1965
Grant writer, United Progress, Incorporated, 1966-1967
Assistant deputy public defender for Mercer-Somerset-Hunterdon region, Trenton, New Jersey, 1967-1970
Municipal prosecutor, Lawrence Township, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, 1970-1972
Judge, Trenton [New Jersey] Municipal Court, 1972-1975
Prosecutor, Mercer County, New Jersey, 1975-1979

 

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