THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES TWO TO THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT
President Clinton today nominated two individuals to serve on the U.S. District Court: Joan B. Gottschall to the Northern District of Illinois and Frank R. Zapata to the District of Arizona.
Joan B. Gottschall, 48, has served as a United States Magistrate Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois since 1984. Prior to taking the bench, she was an attorney with the Office of Legal Counsel at the University of Chicago, a partner with the Chicago law firm of Jenner & Block, and an attorney with the Federal Defender Program. Gottschall, who resides in Chicago, earned her J.D. degree from Stanford University and her B.A. degree from Smith College.
Frank R. Zapata, 51, has served as a United States Magistrate Judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona since 1994. Prior to taking the bench, he was the Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender and the Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona, as well as an attorney with Southern Arizona Legal Aid. Zapata earned his J.D. and B.A. degrees from the University of Arizona. He and his wife, Josefina, have two children and reside in Tucson.