Ilana Rovner

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Ilana Rovner
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 17, 1992
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Harlington Wood
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In office
September 12, 1984 – August 17, 1992
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Joel Flaum
Succeeded by David Coar
Personal details
Born (1938-08-21) August 21, 1938 (age 76)
Riga, Latvia
Political party Republican
Alma mater Bryn Mawr College
King's College, London
Georgetown University
Illinois Institute of Technology

Ilana Kara Diamond Rovner (born August 21, 1938) is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.[1] She was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on July 2, 1992, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 12, 1992. Rovner was sworn in on August 17, 1992. Rovner was the first woman appointed to the Seventh Circuit.[2]

Prior to serving on the Seventh Circuit, Judge Rovner was a judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She was appointed to that office by President Ronald Reagan on September 12, 1984, and served until her appointment to the Seventh Circuit.

Early life, education and career[edit]

While an infant, Rovner and her mother immigrated to the U.S. from Latvia to escape Nazism. Rovner graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1960. She studied at King's College London for one year. She then attended Georgetown Law School for two years but left the school when she got married and moved to Chicago. She finished her law degree at the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1966.

Rovner worked in the U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District of Illinois from 1973 to 1977, serving as chief of the Public Protection Unit from 1976 to 1977. She was then Deputy Governor and legal counsel for Governor James R. Thompson of Illinois from 1977 to 1984.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Joel Flaum
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
1984–1992
Succeeded by
David Coar
Preceded by
Harlington Wood
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
1992–present
Incumbent