History of the Federal Judiciary

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Cudahy, Richard Dickson
Born February 2, 1926, in Milwaukee, WI
Died September 22, 2015, in Winnetka, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 22, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1979, and received commission on September 26, 1979. Assumed senior status on August 15, 1994. Service terminated on September 22, 2015, due to death.

U.S. Military Academy, B.S., 1948
Yale Law School, J.D., 1955

Professional Career:
U.S. Army lieutenant, Air Corps, 1948-1951
Law clerk, Hon. Charles E. Clark, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1955-1956
Assistant to legal advisor, U.S. Department of State, 1956-1957
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1957-1960
President/C.E.O., Patrick Cudahy, Inc., Cudahy and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1961-1971
Lecturer, Marquette University Law School, 1961-1966
Visiting professor of law, University of Wisconsin, 1966-1967
Private practice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1972
Member/chairman, Wisconsin Public Service Commission, 1972-1975
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1976-1979
Lecturer, George Washington University School of Law, 1976-1979


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