Alfred Kirkland

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Alfred Kirkland
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Former Judges
Position:   Seat #3T
Service:
Appointed by:   Gerald Ford
Active:   12/21/1974 - 4/30/1979
Senior:   4/30/1979 - 3/19/2004
Preceded by:   William Bauer
Succeeded by:   Charles Kocoras
Personal History
Born:   1917
Deceased:   2004
Undergraduate:   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1941)
Law School:   Univeristy of Illinois College of Law (1943)



Alfred Younges Kirkland, Sr. (1917-2004) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Kirkland was nominated by President Gerald Ford on December 11, 1974, to a seat vacated by William Bauer; he was confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 1974, and received commission on December 21, 1974. He assumed senior status on April 30, 1979. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his death on March 19, 2004.[1] Kirkland was succeeded in this position by Charles Kocoras.

Early life and education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1941
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1943[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1943
  • U.S. Army Lieutenant, Infantry, 1943-1946
  • Private practice, Elgin, Illinois, 1946-1973
  • Special assistant state attorney general, Illinois, 1969-1973
  • Judge, Circuit Court of Illinois, 16th Judicial Circuit, 1973-1974[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

Kirkland was nominated by President Gerald Ford on December 11, 1974, to a seat vacated by William J. Bauer; he was confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 1974, and received commission on December 21, 1974. He assumed senior status on April 30, 1979. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his death on March 19, 2004.[1] Kirkland was succeeded in this position by Charles Kocoras.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Bauer
Northern District of Illinois
1974–1979
Seat #3T
Succeeded by:
Charles Kocoras