David H. Coar

Personal

Birthday: 
1943
Birthplace: 
Birmingham, AL
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, 1965
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve sergeant, 1965-1971
Legal intern, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York City, 1970-1971
Private practice, Mobile, Alabama 1971-1972
Private practice, Birmingham, Alabama, 1972-1974
Associate professor/associate dean, DePaul University College of Law, 1974-79, 1982-86
U.S. trustee, Northern District of Illinois, 1979-1982
Visiting professor of law, College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe Law School, 1985

Education

Name of School: 
Syracuse University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1964
Name of School - Second: 

Loyola University, Chicago School of Law

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Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1969
Name of School - Third: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1970

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Court Name: 

Illinois Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
10/7/1994
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/12/2009
Termination Date: 
12/31/2010
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District of Illinois, 1986-1994

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