History of the Federal Judiciary

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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. Service terminated on May 31, 2014, due to retirement.

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, 2014-
Justice, Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, 1990-1998


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