History of the Federal Judiciary

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Robson, Edwin Albert
Born April 16, 1905, in Chicago, IL
Died October 21, 1986

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 29, 1958, to a seat vacated by Winfred G. Knoch; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 17, 1959. Confirmed by the Senate on April 29, 1959, and received commission on April 30, 1959. Served as chief judge, 1970-1975. Assumed senior status on April 16, 1975. Service terminated on October 21, 1986, due to death.

DePaul University College of Law, LL.B., 1928

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1928-1945
Judge, Superior Court of Cook County [Illinois], 1945-1951; chief justice, 1949-1951
Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1951-1958


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