History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Collyer, Rosemary M.
Born 1945 in Port Chester, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by George W. Bush on August 1, 2002, to a seat vacated by Thomas Penfield Jackson. Confirmed by the Senate on November 14, 2002, and received commission on November 15, 2002. Assumed senior status on May 18, 2016.

Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 2013-present; presiding judge, 2016-present

Judge, Alien Terrorist Removal Court, 2016-present; chief judge, 2016-present

Trinity College (now Trinity Washington University), B.A., 1968
University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1977

Professional Career:
Private practice, Colorado, 1977-1981
Chairman, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, 1981-1984
General counsel, National Labor Relations Board, 1984-1989
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1989-2002


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