Abner Joseph Mikva

Personal

Birthday: 
1926
Birthplace: 
Milwaukee, WI
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1944-1945
Law clerk, Hon. Sherman Minton, Supreme Court of the United States, 1951-1952
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1952-1968, 1973-1974
State representative, Illinois, 1956-1966
U.S. representative from Illinois, 1969-1973, 1975-1979
Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, 1973-1975
White House counsel, 1994-1995
Visiting professor, University of Chicago, 1996-

Education

Name of School: 

University of Chicago Law School

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America 's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, our faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

Degree: 
J.D.
Degree Year: 
1951

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Court Name: 

District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/26/1979
Termination Date: 
9/19/1994
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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