History of the Federal Judiciary

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Cummings, Walter Joseph
Born September 29, 1916, in Chicago, IL
Died April 24, 1999, in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on July 11, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on August 10, 1966, and received commission on August 11, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1981-1986. Service terminated on April 24, 1999, due to death.

Yale University, B.A., 1937
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1940

Professional Career:
Assistant solicitor general and special assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1940-1946
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1946-1966
Solicitor general of the United States, 1952-1953


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