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Mercer, Frederick Olen

Born March 11, 1901, in Vermont, IL
Died April 3, 1966

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 17, 1956, to a seat vacated by J. Leroy Adair. Confirmed by the Senate on June 13, 1956, and received commission on June 19, 1956. Served as chief judge, 1958-1966. Service terminated on April 3, 1966, due to death.

University of Illinois College of Law, LL.B., 1924

Professional Career:

Assistant state's attorney, Fulton County, Illinois, 1924-1926
Judge, Fulton County [Illinois] Court, 1926-1934
Private practice, Lewistown, Illinois, 1934-1940
Private practice, Canton, Illinois, 1940-1956