Past Chairs

* Senior Judge, ** Retired Judge, *** Deceased Judge

Year Served
Title
First Name
Last Name
City
State
1971-1972 Judge George W. Crockett, Jr.*** Detroit Michigan
1972-1973 Judge Joseph C. Howard*** Baltimore Maryland
1973-1974 Justice Lloyd O. Brown*** Cleveland Ohio
1974-1975 Justice Robert N.C. Nix, Jr.*** Chicago Illinois
1975-1976 Justice Sara J. Harper Cleveland Ohio
1976-1977 Justice Glenn T. Johnson*** Chicago Illinois
1977-1978 Judge Theodore R. Newman, Jr.** Washington D.C.
1978-1979 Judge Horace T. Ward* Atlanta Georgia
1979-1980 Judge Russell R. DeBow*** Chicago Illinois
1980-1981 Judge Eugene W. Sharpe*** New York New York
1981-1982 Judge Alice A. Bonner** Houston Texas
1982-1983 Judge H.T. Lockhard** Memphis Tennessee
1983-1984 Justice Revius O. Ortique, Jr.*** New Orleans Louisiana
1984-1985 Judge Jack Tanner*** Tacoma Washington
1985-1986 Judge Charles W. Fleming*** Cleveland Ohio
1986-1987 Judge Thelma Wyatt Moore Atlanta Georgia
1987-1988 Judge Joyce London Alexander Boston Massachusetts
1988-1989 Judge Howard E. Bell*** New York New York
1989-1990 Judge Williams Thompson*** Washington D.C.
1990-1991 Judge Veronica Simmons-McBeth Los Angeles California
1991-1992 Judge Webster L. Brewer Indianapolis Indiana
1992-1993 Judge John L. Braxton** Philadelphia Pennsylvania
1993-1994 Judge Richard Scott Austin Texas
1994-1995 Judge Benjamin H. Logan Grand Rapids Michigan
1995-1996 Justice William Cousins, Jr. Chicago Illinois
1996-1997 Judge Renee Jones Weeks Newark New Jersey
1997-1998 Justice Bernette Johnson New Orleans Louisiana
1998-1999 Justice Shelvin Louise Marie Hall Chicago Illinois
1999-2000 Justice Morris L. Overstreet Austin Texas
2000-2001 Judge Sylvia A. James Inkster Michigan
2001-2002 Judge Cecil Patterson** Phoenix Arizona
2002-2003 Judge Patricia Banks Chicago Illinois
2003-2004 Judge Ernestine Hunt Dorse Memphis Tennessee
2004-2005 Judge Craig S. Strong Detroit Michigan
2005-2006 Judge M. Lynn Sherrod Huntsville Alabama
2006-2007 Judge Michael G. Bagneris New Orleans Louisiana
2007-2008 Judge Jon Gray** Kansas City Missouri
2008-2009 Justice Peggy Quince Tallahassee Florida
2009-2010 Justice Robert Rucker Indianapolis Indiana
2010-2011 Judge Marcella Holland Baltimore Maryland
2011-2012 Judge Yvette Alexander Baton Rouge Louisiana
2012-2013 Judge Patrice Hinnant Greensboro North Carolina
2013-2014 Judge Denise Morris Pontiac Michigan
2014-2015 Judge Randa Trapp San Diego California
2015-2016 Judge Leonard Murray Chicago Illinois