History of the Federal Judiciary


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Coar, David H.
Born 1943 in Birmingham, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 16, 1994, to a seat vacated by Ilana Diamond Rovner. Confirmed by the Senate on October 6, 1994, and received commission on October 7, 1994. Assumed senior status on August 12, 2009. Service terminated on December 31, 2010, due to retirement.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District of Illinois, 1986-1994

Education:
Syracuse University, B.A., 1964
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1969
Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1970

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, 1965
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve sergeant, 1965-1971
Legal intern, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York City, 1970-1971
Private practice, Mobile, Alabama 1971-1972
Private practice, Birmingham, Alabama, 1972-1974
Associate professor/associate dean, DePaul University College of Law, 1974-79, 1982-86
U.S. trustee, Northern District of Illinois, 1979-1982
Visiting professor of law, College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe Law School, 1985

 

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