History of the Federal Judiciary


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Aspen, Marvin E.
Born 1934 in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on April 30, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on July 23, 1979, and received commission on July 24, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1995-2002. Assumed senior status on July 1, 2002.

Education:
Northwestern University, B.S., 1956
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1958

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Court of Claims Section, U.S. Department of Justice, 1958
Illinois National Guard, 1958-1960
U.S. Air Force Reserve airman, 1960-1964
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1958-1959, 1971
Assistant state's attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1960-1963
Assistant corporation counsel, head of Appeals and Review Division, Chicago, Illinois, 1963-1971
Adjunct professor of law, Northwestern University, 1969-
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1971-1979

 

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