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William Lee
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   7/28/1981 - 2/3/2003
Chief:   1997 - 2003
Senior:   2/3/2003 - Present
Preceded by:   92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded by:   Philip Simon
Personal History
Born:   1938
Hometown:   Fort Wayne, IN
Undergraduate:   Yale U., A.B., 1959
Law School:   University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1962

William Charles Lee is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. He joined the court in 1981 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. He is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

A native of Indiana, Lee graduated from Yale University with his bachelor's degree in 1959 and graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1962.[1]

Professional career

Lee started out his legal career as a private practice in Fort Wayne from 1962 to 1970, while close to the same time he became the Deputy prosecuting attorney for Allen County from 1963 to 1969. In 1970, Lee was appointed by President Richard Nixon as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana a post he served until 1973 when he returned into private practice for eight years before being appointed to the Federal Bench in 1981.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Indiana

On the recommendation of Senators Dan Quayle and Dick Lugar, Lee was nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 1, 1981, to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629 that was approved by Congress. Lee was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 27, 1981 and received commission on July 28, 1981. Lee served as chief judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana from 1997 to 2003. Lee assumed senior status on February 3, 2003.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Northern District of Indiana
1981–2003
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Philip Simon


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