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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.


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.


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.