Anna Diggs Taylor
Anna Katherine Johnston Diggs Taylor (b. Washington, D. C., 1932) appointed judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by President Jimmy Carter, 1979. She was the first black woman judge appointed to that District. She took senior status of the court in 1998.
Taylor's education: Barnard College, B. A., 1954 and Yale Law School, LL. B., 1957.
Taylor is widely respected by her colleagues as a professional jurist with a scholarly legal mind. She has used her position to remind others that the battle for civil rights is not yet won.