James Herbert Wilkerson

Personal

Birthday: 
12/11/1869
Birthplace: 
Savannah, MO
Date of Death: 
9/30/1948
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1893-1922
State representative, Illinois, 1902
County attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1903-1904
Special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, 1906-1911
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 1911-1914
Chairman, Illinois Public Utilities Commission, 1919-1921

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, January 12, 1932; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
DePauw University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1889

Judicial Career

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

Illinois Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Warren G. Harding
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/18/1922
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/31/1940
Termination Date: 
9/30/1948
Termination Reason: 
Death
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