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Elaine Bucklo
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #10
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/11/1994 - 10/31/2009
Senior:   10/31/2009 - Present
Preceded by:   John Nordberg
Succeeded by:   Edmond E. Chang
Past post:   Magistrate Judge
Past term:   1985 - 1994
Personal History
Born:   1944
Hometown:   Chelsea, MA
Undergraduate:   Saint Louis U., A.B., 1966
Law School:   Northwestern U. School of Law, J.D., 1972

Elaine E. Bucklo is an Article III Federal Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She joined the Court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Bucklo assumed senior status on October 31, 2009.

Early life and education

Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Bucklo graduated from Saint Louis University in Missouri with her bachelor's degree in 1966 and received a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University Law School in 1972.[1]

Professional career

Bucklo was a law clerk for former Federal Appeals Judge Robert Sprecher from 1972 to 1973 in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Bucklo was a private practice attorney in Chicago, Illinois from 1973 to 1978 and again from 1980 to 1985. Bucklo taught as a visiting professor for the University of California-Davis Law School from 1978 to 1980.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

Bucklo served as a Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from 1985 to 1994.[1]

On the recommendation of former U.S. Senator Carol Mosley Braun, Bucklo was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by President Bill Clinton on August 16, 1994, to a seat vacated by John A. Nordberg. Bucklo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on October 11, 1994.[2] Bucklo assumed senior status on October 31, 2009.[1] Bucklo was succeeded in this position by Edmond E. Chang.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Nordberg
Northern District of Illinois
1994–2010
Seat #10
Succeeded by:
Edmond E. Chang


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