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Kerner, Otto, Sr.

Born February 22, 1884, in Chicago, IL
Died December 13, 1952

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 21, 1938, to a new seat authorized by 52 Stat. 584; nominated to the same position by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 5, 1939. Confirmed by the Senate on February 1, 1939, and received commission on February 9, 1939. Service terminated on December 13, 1952, due to death.

Lake Forest University, LL.B., 1905

Professional Career:

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1905-1915
Master in chancery, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1915-1927
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1927-1931
Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 1931-1932
Attorney general, State of Illinois, 1932-1938