History of the Federal Judiciary


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Decker, Bernard Martin
Born April 2, 1904, in Highland Park, IL
Died November 3, 1993, in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Received a recess appointment from John F. Kennedy on December 12, 1962, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80; nominated to the same position by John F. Kennedy on January 15, 1963. Confirmed by the Senate on March 28, 1963, and received commission on April 2, 1963. Assumed senior status on April 2, 1980. Service terminated on November 3, 1993, due to death.

Education:
University of Illinois, A.B., 1926
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1929

Professional Career:
Private practice, Waukegan, Illinois, 1929-1951
Law clerk to judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1944-1948
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, 1951-1962

 

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