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Judith Ann Wilson Rogers

Judith Ann Wilson Rogers, American federal judge. Bar: District of Columbia 1965. Recipient citation for work on District of Columbia Self-Government Act, 1973, Distinguished Public Service award District of Columbia Government, 1983, award National Bar Association, 1989; named Woman Lawyer of Year, Women's Bar Association District of Columbia, 1990.


  • Rogers, Judith Ann Wilson was born in 1939 in New York City.

  • Education

    • AB cum laude, Radcliffe College, 1961. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1964. Master of Laws, University Virginia, 1988.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), District of Columbia School Law, 1992.


    • Law clerk Juvenile Court District of Columbia, 1964-1965. Assistant United States attorney District of Columbia, 1965-1968. Trial attorney San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation, 1968-1969.

      Attorney associate attorney general's office United States Department Justice, 1969-1971, attorney criminal division, 1969-1971. General counsel Congressional Commission on Organization of District of Columbia Government, 1971-1972. Coordinator legislation program Office of Deputy Mayor District of Columbia, 1972-1974, special assistant to mayor for legislation, 1974-1979, Corporate Counsel, 1979-1983.

      Associate judge District of Columbia Court Appeals, 1983-1988, chief judge, 1988-1994. Judge United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), since 1994. Member District of Columbia Law Revision Commission, 1979-1983.

      Member grievance committee United States District Court District of Columbia, 1982-1983. Member executive committee Conference Chief Justices, 1993-1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1965.


    Board directors Wider Opportunities for Women, 1972-1974. Member visiting committee Harvard University School Law, 1984-1990. Trustee Radcliffe College, 1982-1988.

    Fellow American Bar Association. Member District of Columbia Bar, National Association Women Judges, Conference Chief Justices (board directors 1988-1994), American Law Institute, Phi Beta Kappa.
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    Born 1939