Edwin Robson

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Edwin Robson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Former Federal Judge
Position:   Seat #8
Service:
Appointed by:   Dwight D. Eisenhower
Active:   4/30/1959 - 4/16/1975
Chief:   1970 - 1975
Senior:   4/16/1975 - 10/21/1986
Preceded by:   Winfred Knoch
Succeeded by:   John F. Grady
Personal History
Born:   April 16, 1905
Hometown:   Chicago, IL
Deceased:   October 21, 1986
Law School:   DePaul University College of Law, LL.B., 1928

Edwin Albert Robson (1905-1986) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Robson received a recess appointment from President Dwight Eisenhower on September 29, 1958, to a seat vacated by Winfred Knoch; nominated on January 17, 1959; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 29, 1959, and received his commission on April 30th. From 1970-1975, he served as the chief judge. He assumed senior status on April 16, 1975. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his death on October 21, 1986.[1]

Early life and eduction

  • DePaul University College of Law, LL.B., 1928[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1928-1945
  • Judge, Superior Court, Cook County, Illinois, 1945-1949
  • Chief Justice, Superior Court, Cook County, Illinois, 1949-1951
  • Judge, Appellate Court, Illinois, 1951-1958[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

Robson received a recess appointment from President Dwight Eisenhower on September 29, 1958, to a seat vacated by Winfred Knoch; nominated on January 17, 1959; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 29, 1959, and received his commission on April 30th. From 1970-1975, he served as the chief judge. He assumed senior status on April 16, 1975. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his death on October 21, 1986.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Winfred Knoch
Northern District of Illinois
1959–1975
Seat #8
Succeeded by:
John F. Grady