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Karen J. Williams

Biography of Karen J. Williams

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Williams
  • First Name: Karen
  • Middle Name: J.
  • Date of Birth: August , 4 , 1951
  • Place of Birth (POB): Orangeburg , South Carolina (US-SC, SC, 45, S.C., S. Car.)
  • Date of Death: November , 2 , 2013
  • Place of Death (POD): Orangeburg , South Carolina (US-SC, SC, 45, S.C., S. Car.)
  • Gender Identity: Female
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Karen J. Williams Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: George H.W. Bush ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/27/1992
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Chapman , Robert Foster
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/27/1992
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 02/27/1992
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/27/1992
  • Commission Date: 03/02/1992
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 2007
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 2009
  • Retirement from Active Service: 07/08/2009
  • Date of Termination: 11/02/2013
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Karen J. Williams in the Law School

  • Name of School: Columbia College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1972

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1980

Karen J. Williams Career Path


  • Private practice, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1980-1992


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