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 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