James Waldo Ackerman

Personal

Birthday: 
1/1/1926
Birthplace: 
Jacksonville, FL
Date of Death: 
11/23/1984
Place of Death: 
Springfield, IL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Sangamon County, Illinois, 1949-1952
U.S. Navy, 1944-1946, 1952-1954
Assistant state`s attorney, Sangamon County, Illinois, 1954-1956
State`s attorney, Sangamon County, Illinois, 1956-1960
Private practice, Sangamon County, Illinois, 1960-1971
Corporation counsel, Springfield, Illinois, 1961-1962
Assistant treasurer, State of Illinois, 1963-1964
Deputy attorney general, State of Illinois, 1968-1971
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Seventh Judicial Circuit, 1971-1976

Education

Name of School: 

Marquette University Law School

Marquette provides you with an unusual opportunity. First, we are an outstanding law school. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that you will have the substantive knowledge, skills, and values essential to practice law in the twenty-first century. We are extremely proud that we train lawyers who practice in all areas of the profession, in private firms and public agencies, in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. It is no accident that many of our alumni are state and federal judges, and that many Marquette University Law School graduates are business and political leaders. We teach our students to have the skills to succeed in whatever branch of our profession they select. Part of the Jesuit tradition of education is encouraging students to become agents for positive change in society. This is especially important in a law school.

Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1947
Name of School - Second: 

Marquette University Law School

Marquette provides you with an unusual opportunity. First, we are an outstanding law school. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that you will have the substantive knowledge, skills, and values essential to practice law in the twenty-first century. We are extremely proud that we train lawyers who practice in all areas of the profession, in private firms and public agencies, in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. It is no accident that many of our alumni are state and federal judges, and that many Marquette University Law School graduates are business and political leaders. We teach our students to have the skills to succeed in whatever branch of our profession they select. Part of the Jesuit tradition of education is encouraging students to become agents for positive change in society. This is especially important in a law school.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1949

Judicial Career

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

Illinois Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Gerald Ford
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/2/1976
Termination Date: 
3/31/1979
Termination Reason: 
Reassignment
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
Court Name - Second: 

Illinois Central District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
3/31/1979
Termination Date - Second: 
11/23/1984
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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