History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Kocoras, Charles Petros
Born 1938 in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on June 2, 1980, to a seat vacated by Alfred Y. Kirkland. Confirmed by the Senate on September 29, 1980, and received commission on September 30, 1980. Served as chief judge, 2002-2006. Assumed senior status on June 30, 2006.

Education:
DePaul University, B.S., 1961
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:
Illinois Army National Guard, 1961-1967
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1969-1971, 1979-1980
First assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1971-1977
Adjunct professor, John Marshall Law School, 1975-
Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission, 1977-1979

 

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