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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana|
|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|
|Hometown:||Fort Wayne, IN|
|Undergraduate:||Yale U., A.B., 1959|
|Law School:||U. 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
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.
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.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Northern District of Indiana
|Magistrate judges||Roger Cosbey • Paul Cherry • Christopher Nuechterlein • John E. Martin (Indiana) •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|