History of the Federal Judiciary


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Platt, Casper
Born June 6, 1892, in Danville, IL
Died September 16, 1965

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Illinois
Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 15, 1949, to a seat vacated by Walter C. Lindley. Confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1949, and received commission on October 13, 1949. Served as chief judge, 1956-1965. Service terminated on September 16, 1965, due to death.

Education:
University of Illinois, B.A., 1914
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1916

Professional Career:
Private practice, Danville, Illinois, 1916-1917, 1918-1933
U.S. Army, 1917-1918
City attorney, Danville, Illinois, 1927-1928
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Fifth Judicial Circuit, 1933-1949

 

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