Carolyn Dineen King
|Carolyn Dineen King|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit|
July 12, 1979
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Seat established|
|Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit|
|Preceded by||Henry Anthony Politz|
|Succeeded by||Edith Jones|
January 30, 1938 |
Syracuse, New York U.S.
|Alma mater||Smith College
Yale Law School
Carolyn Dineen King (born January 30, 1938, Syracuse, New York) is a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Her chambers are in Houston, Texas.
 Education and Legal Practice
After the United States Attorney's office in Houston denied her a position as an Assistant United States Attorney because she was a woman, she joined Fulbright & Jaworski as a corporate and securities lawyer. From 1962 to 1979, she was in private practice in Houston.
 Judicial Experience
In 1979, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the Fifth Circuit, where she has written over 4400 opinions. In 1999, King became the first woman to serve as Chief Judge of the Fifth Circuit, a position that she held until 2006.
 Honors and Awards
 Personal Information
Judge King served under the name "Carolyn Dineen Randall" from 1979 to 1988. She is married to senior Fifth Circuit Judge Thomas Morrow Reavley.
- Oral History of Carolyn Dineen King
- Judge Carolyn Dineen King Honored with Devitt Award
- Death Sentences in Texas Cases Try Supreme Court's Patience, The New York Times.
- Carolyn Dineen King at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.