History of the Federal Judiciary


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Moran, James Byron
Born June 20, 1930, in Evanston, IL
Died April 21, 2009, in Evanston, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 22, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on July 23, 1979, and received commission on July 24, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1990-1995. Assumed senior status on June 30, 1995. Service terminated on April 21, 2009, due to death.

Education:
University of Michigan, B.A., 1952
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1957

Professional Career:
U.S. Army sergeant, 1952-1954
Law clerk, Hon. J. Edward Lumbard, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1957-1958
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1958-1979
State representative, Illinois, 1965-1966
Alderman, Evanston, Illinois, 1971-1975

 

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