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George Lindberg

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George Lindberg
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #11
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   11/6/1989 - 6/21/2001
Senior:   6/21/2001 - Present
Preceded by:   Prentice Marshall
Succeeded by:   Amy St. Eve
Personal History
Born:   1932
Hometown:   Crystal Lake, IL
Undergraduate:   Northwestern U., B.S., 1954
Law School:   Northwestern U. School of Law, J.D., 1957

George Wakem Lindberg is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He joined the court in 1989 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. He is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

A Chicagoland native, Lindberg graduated from Northwestern with both his bachelor's and juris doctorate degrees in 1954 and 1957.[1]

Professional career

  • Vice president and legal counsel John E. Reid and Associates, Chicago, Illinois, 1955-1968
  • Member, Illinois General Assembly, 1967-1973
  • Private practice, Crystal Lake, Illinois, 1968-1973
  • State comptroller, Illinois, 1973-1977
  • Deputy state attorney general, Illinois, 1977-1978
  • Justice, Illinois Appellate Court, Elgin, 1978-1989[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

On the recommendation of Congressman Henry Hydge, Lindberg was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by President George H.W. Bush on September 21, 1989, to a seat vacated by Prentice Marshall. Lindberg was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 3, 1989 on a senate vote and received commission on November 6, 1989. Lindberg assumed senior status on June 21, 2001.[1] Lindberg was succeeded in this position by Amy St. Eve.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Prentice Marshall
Northern District of Illinois
Seat #11
Succeeded by:
Amy St. Eve

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