History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Flaum, Joel Martin
Born 1936 in Hudson, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Gerald Ford on November 18, 1974, to a seat vacated by Philip W. Tone. Confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 1974, and received commission on December 20, 1974. Service terminated on June 1, 1983, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 14, 1983, to a seat vacated by Robert Arthur Sprecher. Confirmed by the Senate on May 4, 1983, and received commission on May 5, 1983. Served as chief judge, 2000-2006.

Education:
Union College, B.A., 1958
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1963
Northwestern University School of Law, LL.M., 1964

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant commander, JAG Corps, 1981-1992
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1964-1965
Assistant state's attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1965-1969
Lecturer, Northwestern University School of Law, 1967-1969
Associate director, Police Legal Advisory Program, Northwestern University School of Law, 1967-1968
Assistant attorney general, State of Illinois, 1969-1972; first assistant attorney general, 1970-1972
First assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1972-1975

 

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