President Obama is considering 60 year old Detroit Native, Ann Clair Williams, as a possible replacement for Justice John Paul Stevens.
Williams received her bachelor’s degree from Wayne State in 1970 and an M.A. from the University of Michigan in 1972. She also taught third grade for the city.
She was nominated by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed to be a U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Illinois in 1985, making her the first black woman to be appointed to that district judgeship.
President Bill Clinton nominated her to the 7th Circuit in 1999.