History of the Federal Judiciary


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Wilkerson, James Herbert
Born December 11, 1869, in Savannah, MO
Died September 30, 1948

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Warren G. Harding on July 11, 1922, to a seat vacated by Kenesaw M. Landis. Confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 1922, and received commission on July 18, 1922. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1940. Service terminated on September 30, 1948, due to death.

Education:
DePauw University, A.B., 1889

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1893-1922
State representative, Illinois, 1902
County attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1903-1904
Special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, 1906-1911
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 1911-1914
Chairman, Illinois Public Utilities Commission, 1919-1921

 

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