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Lee, John Zihun

Born 1968 in Aachen, Germany

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Barack Obama on November 10, 2011, to a seat vacated by David H. Coar. Confirmed by the Senate on May 7, 2012, and received commission on May 8, 2012. Service terminated on September 12, 2022, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Joseph R. Biden on April 25, 2022, to a seat vacated by Diane Pamela Wood. Confirmed by the Senate on September 7, 2022, and received commission on September 9, 2022.

Harvard University, A.B., 1989
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1992

Professional Career:

Trial attorney, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1992-1994
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1994-2012