Bernard Decker

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Bernard Decker
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #10
Service:
Appointed by:   John F. Kennedy
Active:   4/2/1963 - 4/2/1980
Senior:   4/2/1980 - 11/3/1993
Preceded by:   75 Stat. 80
Succeeded by:   John Nordberg
Personal History
Born:   1904
Deceased:   1993
Undergraduate:   University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1926)
Law School:   Harvard Law School (1929)

Bernard Martin Decker (1904-1993) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Decker received a recess appointment from President John F. Kennedy on December 12, 1962, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80; nominated on January 15, 1963; he was confirmed by the Senate on March 28, 1963, and received his commission on April 2, 1963. He assumed senior status on April 2, 1980. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his death on November 3, 1993.[1] Decker was succeeded in this position by John Nordberg.

Early life and education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, A.B., 1926
  • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1929[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Waukegan, Illinois, 1929-1951
  • Law clerk to judge, Appellate Court of Illinois, 1944-1948
  • Circuit court judge, State of Illinois, 1951-1962[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

Decker received a recess appointment from President John F. Kennedy on December 12, 1962, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80; nominated on January 15, 1963; he was confirmed by the Senate on March 28, 1963, and received his commission on April 2, 1963. He assumed senior status on April 2, 1980. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his death on November 3, 1993.[1] Decker was succeeded in this position by John Nordberg.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Northern District of Illinois
1963–1980
Seat #10
Succeeded by:
John Nordberg