Carolyn Reaber Dimmick

Born: October 24, 1929, Seattle, Washington

Education: University of Washington, B.A., 1951; University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1953

Professional career: Assistant attorney general, State of Washington, 1953-1954; Deputy Prosecutor, King County, Washington, 1955-1959, 1960-1962; King County District Court Judge, 1965-1975; King County Superior Court Judge, 1976-1980; Washington Supreme Court Justice, 1981-1985; U.S. District Court Judge, 1985 to present; senior status since 1997

Married: 1955 to Cyrus A. Dimmick (deceased 2006); two children

Notably: The first female member of the Washington Supreme Court; appointed by Gov. Dixy Lee Ray in 1981; named to the U.S. District Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1985

Other activities: Liaison for judicial colleagues in overseeing the construction of the new $171 million U.S. Federal Courthouse in Seattle; opened in 2004