Bernard Martin Decker

Personal

Birthday: 
4/2/1904
Birthplace: 
Highland Park, IL
Date of Death: 
11/3/1993
Place of Death: 
Chicago, IL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Waukegan, Illinois, 1929-1951
Law clerk to judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1944-1948
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, 1951-1962

Education

Name of School: 
University of Illinois
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1926
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1929

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Court Name: 

Illinois Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
4/2/1963
Retirement from Active Service: 
4/2/1980
Termination Date: 
11/3/1993
Termination Reason: 
Death
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