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.

Education:
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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