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Pell, Wilbur Frank Jr.
Born December 6, 1915, in Shelbyville, IN
Died September 25, 2000, in Evanston, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on January 23, 1970, to a seat vacated by John Simpson Hastings. Confirmed by the Senate on April 23, 1970, and received commission on April 24, 1970. Assumed senior status on July 31, 1984. Service terminated on September 25, 2000, due to death.

Education:
Indiana University, A.B., 1937
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1940

Professional Career:
Private practice, Shelbyville, Indiana, 1940-1942, 1946-1970
Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Birmingham, Alabama, 1942-1945
Deputy attorney general, State of Indiana, 1952-1955

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, December 15, 1969; no Senate vote
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