History of the Federal Judiciary


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Mills, Richard Henry
Born 1929 in Beardstown, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 25, 1985, to a seat vacated by J. Waldo Ackerman. Confirmed by the Senate on July 19, 1985, and received commission on July 22, 1985. Assumed senior status on October 7, 1997.

Education:
Illinois College, B.A., 1951
Mercer University School of Law, J.D., 1957
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1982

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve colonel, JAG Corps, 1952-1954
Private practice, Virginia, Illinois, 1957-1966
State's attorney, Cass County, Illinois, 1960-1964
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1966-1976
Justice, Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, 1976-1985
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