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Foreman, James L.

Born May 12, 1927, in Metropolis, IL
Died June 3, 2012, in Paducah, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on February 16, 1972, to a seat vacated by William G. Juergens. Confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1972, and received commission on March 7, 1972. Served as chief judge, 1978-1979. Service terminated on March 31, 1979, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Reassigned on March 31, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 93 Stat. 6. Served as chief judge, 1979-1992. Assumed senior status on June 1, 1992. Service terminated on June 3, 2012, due to death.

University of Illinois, B.S., 1950
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1952

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy, 1945-1946
Private practice, Metropolis, Illinois, 1952-1972
Assistant attorney general, State of Illinois, 1953-1960
State's attorney, Massac County, Illinois, 1960-1964