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Darrow, Sara Lynn
Born 1970 in Pontiac, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Joe B. McDade. Confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 2011, and received commission on August 3, 2011.

Marquette University, B.A., 1992
St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1997

Professional Career:
Private practice, Rock Island, Illinois, 1998
Assistant state's attorney, Henry County, Illinois, 1999-2003; first assistant state's attorney, 2000-2003
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of Illinois, 2003-2011
Special assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Iowa, 2003-2011

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, November 17, 2010; no Senate vote


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