Anne Elise Thompson

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Anne Elise Thompson
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Assumed office
June 1, 2001
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
1994–2001
Preceded by John F. Gerry
Succeeded by John Winslow Bissell
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
November 2, 1979 – June 1, 2001
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded by Stanley R. Chesler
Personal details
Born 1934 (age 83–84)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education Howard University (B.A.)
Temple University (M.A.)
Howard University School of Law (LL.B.)

Anne Elise Thompson (born 1934) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Thompson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in 1955, a Master of Arts from Temple University in 1957, and a Bachelor of Laws from Howard University School of Law in 1964. She was an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor of the United States Department of Labor in Chicago, Illinois from 1964 to 1965. She was a grant writer for United Progress, Inc. from 1966 to 1967. She became an assistant deputy public defender for the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender in the Mercer-Somerset-Hunterdon Region of Trenton, New Jersey from 1967 to 1970. She was the Municipal Prosecutor for Lawrence Township in Lawrenceville, New Jersey from 1970 to 1972. She was a municipal court judge for the City of Trenton, New Jersey from 1972 to 1975. She was a prosecutor for Mercer County, New Jersey from 1975 to 1979.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 28, 1979, Thompson was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey created by 92 Stat. 1629. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1979, and received her commission on November 2, 1979. She served as Chief Judge from 1994 to 2001, and assumed senior status on June 1, 2001.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
1979–2001
Succeeded by
Stanley R. Chesler
Preceded by
John F. Gerry
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
1994–2001
Succeeded by
John Winslow Bissell