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Taylor, Anna Katherine Johnston Diggs

Born December 9, 1932, in Washington, DC
Died November 4, 2017, in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 17, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 1979, and received commission on November 2, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1996-1998. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1998. Service terminated on November 4, 2017, due to death.

Barnard College, B.A., 1954
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1957

Professional Career:

Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, 1957-1960
Assistant prosecutor, Wayne County, Michigan, 1961-1962
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1966
Legislative assistant and Detroit office manager, U.S. Rep. Charles C. Diggs, Jr., of Michigan, 1967-70
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1970-1975
Adjunct professor, Wayne State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations, 1972-1975
Supervising assistant corporation counsel, Detroit, Michigan, 1975-1979
Adjunct professor, Wayne State University Law School, 1976-1977