History of the Federal Judiciary

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Williams, Karen J.
Born August 4, 1951, in Orangeburg, SC
Died November 2, 2013, in Orangeburg, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on January 27, 1992, to a seat vacated by Robert Foster Chapman. Confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 1992, and received commission on March 2, 1992. Served as chief judge, 2007-2009. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on July 8, 2009. Service terminated on November 2, 2013, due to death.

Columbia College, B.A., 1972
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:
Private practice, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1980-1992


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