Carol Bagley Amon

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Carol Bagley Amon (born 1946) is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Amon was born in Richmond, Virginia. She received a B.S. from College of William and Mary in 1968, then a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law in 1971. She was a Staff attorney of the Communications Satellite Corporation in Washington, DC from 1971 to 1973. She was then a trial attorney of Narcotics Task Force of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1973 to 1974.

Amon was an assistant U.S. attorney of the Eastern District of New York from 1974 to 1986. She was chief of frauds from 1978 to 1980, and then chief of general crimes from 1981 to 1982. She was a Senior litigation counsel from 1984 to 1986.

She was U.S. Magistrate of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York from 1986 to 1990. She was nominated by President George H.W. Bush to be a federal judge to that district on May 18, 1990, to a seat vacated by Mark A. Costantino. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 3, 1990, and received her commission as a United States federal judge on August 7, 1990. She became Chief Judge when Raymond J. Dearie assumed senior status April 3, 2011.

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