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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio|
|Appointed by:||Jimmy Carter|
|Active:||5/24/1980 - 5/12/1995|
|Senior:||5/12/1995 - 2010|
|Preceded by:||92 Stat. 1629|
|Succeeded by:||Patricia Gaughan|
|Undergraduate:||Columbia University (1948)|
|Law School:||New York University School of LAw (1950), (1960), (1967)|
Early life and education
A native of Providence, RI, Aldrich has had an extensive education to prepare her for the federal bench. Aldrich graduated from Columbia University with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1948, and later attended New York University (NYU) School of Law. Aldrich graduated from NYU Law with a Bachelor of Laws in 1950, her Master of Laws in 1960, and her Juris Doctor degree in 1967. Also, Aldrich has additional study at the University of Geneva, (Switzerland) Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationale in 1951. 
Aldrich had a long and varied legal career starting out as a attorney for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Washington, DC from 1951 to 1952. Aldrich later became a research assistant for New York University Law School Professor Edmond N. Cahn and former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Arthur Vanderbilt from 1952 to 1953. Aldrich returned to legal practice as a Civilian attorney in the Subic Bay Naval Station from 1954-1956 and for the Federal Communications Commission from 1953 to 1960. In 1961, Aldrich became a private practice attorney in Darien, CT from 1961 to 1968 before moving to Ohio later that year to become a full-fledged law professor at Cleveland State University until 1980 when she was nominated to the Federal Bench. 
Northern District of Ohio
Aldrich was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on March 28, 1980 to a new judgeship created by 92 Stat. 1629 which was approved by Congress. Aldrich was confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 1980 on a Senate Vote and received commission on May 24, 1980 before assuming senior status on May 12, 1995. She continued to serve the court in this position until her death in 2010.  Aldrich was succeeded in this position by Patricia Gaughan.
Aldrich earned the distinction as the first woman to ever be nominated to the federal bench in the State of Ohio. When Aldrich was a law professor at Cleveland State's John Marshall Law School, she also earned the distinction of being the first woman to earn a tenured professorship at the prestigious legal education institution.
Patricia Blackmon, a Ohio District Courts of Appeal judge said: "I saw her achieve something that not many women had done before in terms of the federal bench...now it's so common place that people forget that at one time there were no women." 
|Federal judicial offices|
|Northern District of Ohio
|Magistrate judges||Vernelis Armstrong • William Baughman • George Limbert • Kenneth McHargh • David Perelman • Nancy Vecchiarelli • Greg White • James Knepp • Kathleen B. Burke •|
|Former Article III judges||
Ann Aldrich • Sam Bell • Kathleen M. O'Malley • Alice Batchelder • Robert Krupansky • Leroy Contie • Hiram V. Willson • Charles Taylor Sherman • Martin Welker • Augustus Ricks • Francis Joseph Wing • Robert Walker Tayler • William Louis Day • John Milton Killits • John Hessin Clarke • David Westenhaver • Paul Jones • George Philip Hahn • Frank Kloeb • Frank Battisti • James Connell • Emerich Freed • Ben Green • Girard Kalbfleisch • Alvin Krenzler • Thomas Lambros • John Manos • Paul Matia • Charles McNamee • Richard McQuade • William K. Thomas • Nicholas Walinski • Samuel West • Robert Wilkin • Don Young • Paul Weick •
|Former Chief judges|