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.

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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