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Williams, Ann Claire

Born 1949 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 13, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1985, and received commission on April 4, 1985. Service terminated on November 17, 1999, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 5, 1999, to a seat vacated by Walter J. Cummings, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on November 10, 1999, and received commission on November 15, 1999. Assumed senior status on June 5, 2017. Service terminated on January 16, 2018, due to retirement.

Wayne State University, B.S., 1970
University of Michigan, M.A., 1972
Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Robert A. Sprecher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1975-1976
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1976-1985; deputy chief, Criminal Receiving and Appellate Division, 1980-1983; chief, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, Northern Central Region, 1983-1985
Adjunct professor and lecturer, Northwestern University Law School, 1979-
Adjunct professor and lecturer, John Marshall Law School, 1979-
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 2018-

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, October 5, 1984; no Senate vote