A judge and Johnson County resident had a courtroom named after her at the federal building in downtown Indianapolis.

Courtroom 216 at the Birch Bayh Federal Building was renamed the Sarah Evans Barker Courtroom in honor of her 32 years of service.

Barker, a senior district judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, was appointed by President Ronald Regan in 1984. She was the first woman appointed to the federal court in Indiana, according to a news release.

Barker assumed senior status as a judge in 2014, but continues to work a full course load while waiting for the confirmation of her successor, the release said.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.