History of the Federal Judiciary

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Schnackenberg, Elmer Jacob
Born August 22, 1889, in Indianapolis, IN
Died September 15, 1968

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on November 17, 1953, to a seat vacated by Otto Kerner, Sr.; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 11, 1954. Confirmed by the Senate on February 9, 1954, and received commission on February 9, 1954. Service terminated on September 15, 1968, due to death.

University of Chicago Law School, LL.B., 1912

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1912-1945
State representative, Illinois, 1912-1913, 1922-1944; speaker, 1941-1944
General attorney, South Park Commissioners, Chicago, Illinois, 1925-1930
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1945-1954


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