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Ackerman, James Waldo

Born January 1, 1926, in Jacksonville, FL
Died November 23, 1984, in Springfield, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Nominated by Gerald Ford on June 18, 1976, to a seat vacated by Harlington Wood Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on July 2, 1976, and received commission on July 2, 1976. Service terminated on March 31, 1979, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Reassigned on March 31, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 93 Stat. 6. Served as chief judge, 1982-1984. Service terminated on November 23, 1984, due to death.

Marquette University, B.S., 1947
Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1949

Professional Career:

Private practice, Sangamon County, Illinois, 1949-1952
U.S. Navy, 1944-1946, 1952-1954
Assistant state's attorney, Sangamon County, Illinois, 1954-1956
State's attorney, Sangamon County, Illinois, 1956-1960
Private practice, Sangamon County, Illinois, 1960-1971
Corporation counsel, Springfield, Illinois, 1961-1962
Assistant treasurer, State of Illinois, 1963-1964
Deputy attorney general, State of Illinois, 1968-1971
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Seventh Judicial Circuit, 1971-1976