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Ilana Rovner

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Ilana Rovner
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Title:   Judge
Station:   Chicago, IL
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   8/17/1992 - Current
Preceded by:   Harlington Wood
Past post:   Northern District of Illinois
Past term:   1984-1992
Personal History
Born:   1938
Hometown:   Riga, Latvia
Undergraduate:   Bryn Mawr College '60
Law School:   Chicago-Kent Law '66

Ilana Kara Diamond Rovner (b. 1938) is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. [1]

Early life and education

Born in Latvia turned American citizen, Rovner graduated from Bryn Mawr with her Bachelor's Degree in 1960 and later graduated from Chicago-Kent Law with her juris doctorate degree in 1966. [1]

Professional career

  • Legal researcher, Richard J. Phelan, Esq., Chicago, Illinois, 1971
  • Law clerk, Hon. James Parsons, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1972-1973
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1973-1977
  • Deputy chief, Public Protection Unit, U.S. Attorney's Office, 1975-1976
  • Chief, Public Protection Unit, U.S. Attorney's Office, 1976-1977
  • Deputy governor and legal counsel, Office of Governor James R. Thompson, Illinois, 1977-1984 [1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Charles Percy Rovner was nominated to the Northern District of Illinois by President Ronald Reagan on June 19, 1984 to a seat vacated by Joel Flaum. Rovner was confirmed by the Senate on September 12, 1984 on a senate vote and received commission on September 12, 1984. Rovner left the Northern District of Illinois August 17, 1992, due to appointment to another judicial position. [1] Rovner was succeeded in this position by David Coar.

Seventh Circuit

On the recommendation of US Congressman Henry Hyde, Rovner was nominated to the Seventh Circuit by President George Bush on July 2, 1992 to a seat vacated by Harlington Wood. Rovner was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 12, 1992 on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on August 17, 1992[2].

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Joel Flaum
Northern District of Illinois
Succeeded by:
David H. Coar
Preceded by:
Harlington Wood
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by: