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McCuskey, Michael Patrick
Born 1948 in Peoria, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
Nominated by William J. Clinton on July 31, 1997, to a seat vacated by Harold A. Baker. Confirmed by the Senate on April 2, 1998, and received commission on April 3, 1998. Served as chief judge, 2004-2012. Assumed senior status on June 30, 2013.

Illinois State University, B.S., 1970
St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Private practice, Lacon, Illinois, 1975-1988
Chief public defender, Marshall County, Illinois, 1976-1988
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Tenth Judicial Circuit, 1988-1990
Justice, Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, 1990-1998


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