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Mikva, Abner Joseph
Born 1926 in Milwaukee, WI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 29, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1979, and received commission on September 26, 1979. 1991-1994. Service terminated on September 19, 1994, due to retirement.

Education:
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1951

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1944-1945
Law clerk, Hon. Sherman Minton, Supreme Court of the United States, 1951-1952
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1952-1968, 1973-1974
State representative, Illinois, 1956-1966
U.S. representative from Illinois, 1969-1973, 1975-1979
Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, 1973-1975
White House counsel, 1994-1995
Visiting professor, University of Chicago, 1996-
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