History of the Federal Judiciary


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Chasanow, Deborah K.
Born 1948 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 6, 1993, to a seat vacated by Alexander Harvey, II. Confirmed by the Senate on October 18, 1993, and received commission on October 20, 1993. Served as chief judge, 2010-2014. Assumed senior status on October 3, 2014.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1987-1993

Education:
Rutgers University, B.A., 1970
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. David L. Cahoon, Maryland Circuit Court, Montgomery County, 1974-1975
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1975
Assistant attorney general, State of Maryland, 1975-1987; chief, Criminal Appeals Division, 1979-1987

 

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