Karen Henderson

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Karen Henderson
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   49
Station:   D.C.
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   7/5/1990 - Present
Preceded by:   Kenneth Starr
Past post:   District of South Carolina
Past term:   1986-1990
Personal History
Born:   1944
Hometown:   Oberlin, OH
Undergraduate:   Duke U. '66
Law School:   University of North Carolina Law '69

Karen LeCraft Henderson is a Federal Appeals judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She joined the court in 1990 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Prior to her appointment to the DC Circuit she served on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Early life and education

Born in Oberlin, Ohio, Henderson graduated from Duke with her bachelor's degree in 1966 and later received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1969.[1]

Professional career

  • 1983-1986: Attorney, private practice
  • 1982-1983: Director, Criminal Prosecution Division
  • 1978-1982: Director, Special Litigation Section
  • 1973-1978: Assistant Attorney General, South Carolina Attorney General's Office
  • 1969-1970: Attorney, private practice[1]

Judicial career

District Court of South Carolina

On the recommendation of long time U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, Henderson was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina by Ronald Reagan on June 3, 1986 to a seat vacated by William Wilkins, Jr.. Henderson was confirmed by the Senate on June 13, 1986 on a Senate vote and received commission on June 16, 1986.[1]

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

On the recommendation of the at-large Congressional delegation for the District of Columbia, Henderson was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by George H.W. Bush on May 8, 1990 to a seat vacated by Kenneth Starr as Starr joined the Office of Independent Counsel. Henderson was confirmed by the unanimous consent of the Senate on June 28, 1990 and received commission on July 5, 1990.[2]

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