Ilana Rovner

Judge from United States of America

Ilana Kara Diamond Rovner (born 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. 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  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Lawyer, Judge, Politician

Political career

Party From To
Republican Party


Institution From To
Bryn Mawr College
King's College London
Chicago–Kent College of Law
Illinois Institute of Technology

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