|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit|
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|
September 12, 1984 – August 17, 1992
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Joel Flaum|
|Succeeded by||David Coar|
August 21, 1938 |
|Education||Bryn Mawr College (BA)
King's College, London
Illinois Institute of Technology (JD)
Ilana Kara Diamond Rovner (born August 21, 1938) is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. 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.
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
While an infant, Rovner and her mother immigrated to the U.S. during World War II from Latvia to escape the occupation of Latvia by Nazi Germany. 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.
- Ilana Rovner at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit