History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Morgan, Robert Dale
Born May 27, 1912, in Peoria, IL
Died May 29, 2002, in Peoria, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on May 24, 1967, to a seat vacated by Frederick O. Mercer. Confirmed by the Senate on June 12, 1967, and received commission on June 12, 1967. Served as chief judge, 1972-1979. Service terminated on March 31, 1979, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
Reassigned on March 31, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 93 Stat. 6. Served as chief judge, 1979-1982. Assumed senior status on May 28, 1982. Service terminated on May 29, 2002, due to death.

Education:
Bradley University, B.A., 1934
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1937

Professional Career:
Private practice, Peoria, Illinois, 1937-1942, 1946-1967
Commissioner, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1938-1946
U.S. Army, 1942-1946
Mayor, Peoria, Illinois, 1953-1957

 

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