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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Oregon|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||2/4/1998 - Present|
|Chief:||2009 - Present|
|Preceded by:||James Redden|
|Undergraduate:||University of Oregon, B.S., 1974|
|Law School:||University of Oregon Law School, J.D., 1979|
|Grad. School:||Rutgers U., M.A., 1976|
Ann L. Aiken is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. She joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Aiken became Chief Judge of the court in 2009.
Early life and education
Aiken graduated from the University of Oregon with her bachelor's degree in 1974 and later graduated from Rutgers University with her Master's degree in 1976 and later graduated from the University of Oregon Law School, with her bachelor's degree in 1979.
Aiken began her career as a law clerk for Judge Edwin Allen in the Lane County Circuit Court from 1979 to 1980 and served as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Oregon from 1980 to 1982. Aiken also served as a Fundraiser/field staff for the Kulongoski for Oregon Governor in 1982 and served as the Chief Clerk of the Oregon House of Representatives from 1982 to 1983. In 1983, Aiken resumed her work in private practice for five years from 1983 to 1988. Aiken later became a District Judge for the Lane County District Court, 1988-1992 and later became a Circuit Court Judge in the Lane County Circuit Court from 1992 to 1997.
District of Oregon
Aiken was nominated by President Bill Clinton January 7, 1997 to a seat vacated by James Redden as Redden assumed senior status. Aiken was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Janauary 28, 1998 on a 67-30-3 vote and received commission on February 4, 1998. Aiken became Chief Judge of the court in 2009.
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Oregon
|Magistrate judges||John Acosta • Mark Clarke • Dennis Hubel • John Jelderks • Paul Papak • Janice Stewart • Patricia Sullivan • Thomas Coffin •|
|Former Article III judges||
James Alger Fee • Matthew Paul Deady • Charles Byron Bellinger • Charles Edwin Wolverton • Robert Sharp Bean • Michael Hogan • John Hugh McNary • Alfred Goodwin • Otto Skopil • Edward Leavy • Claude McColloch • Robert Belloni • James Burns • William East • Gus Solomon • Helen Frye • John Kilkenny •
|Former Chief judges|