History of the Federal Judiciary


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Kerner, Otto Jr.
Born August 15, 1908, in Chicago, IL
Died May 9, 1976, in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on March 11, 1968, to a seat vacated by Winfred George Knoch. Confirmed by the Senate on April 11, 1968, and received commission on April 22, 1968. Service terminated on July 22, 1974, due to resignation.

Education:
Brown University, A.B., 1930
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1934

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1935-1947
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 1947-1954
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1954-1961
Governor, Illinois, 1961-1968
Consultant, Special Services Center, Lewis University, 1975-1976

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