William Charles Lee

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William Charles Lee
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Assumed office
February 3, 2003
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
In office
1997–2003
Preceded byAllen Sharp
Succeeded byRobert Lowell Miller Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
In office
July 28, 1981 – February 3, 2003
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded bySeat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded byPhilip P. Simon
United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana
In office
1970–1973
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byAlfred Moellering
Succeeded byJohn R. Wilks
Personal details
Born
William Charles Lee

1938 (age 81–82)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
EducationYale University (A.B.)
University of Chicago Law School (J.D.)

William Charles Lee (born 1938) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lee received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Yale University in 1959 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1962. He was in private practice in Fort Wayne from 1962 to 1970. He was a deputy prosecuting attorney of Allen County, Indiana from 1963 to 1969. He was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana from 1970 to 1973. He was in private practice in Fort Wayne from 1973 to 1981.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Lee was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on July 1, 1981, to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 27, 1981, and received his commission on July 28, 1981. He served as Chief Judge from 1997 to 2003. He assumed senior status on February 3, 2003.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lee, William Charles - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Alfred Moellering
United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana
1970–1973
Succeeded by
John R. Wilks
Preceded by
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
1981–2003
Succeeded by
Philip P. Simon
Preceded by
Allen Sharp
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
1997–2003
Succeeded by
Robert Lowell Miller Jr.