Hubert Will

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Hubert Will
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Former Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   John F. Kennedy
Active:   9/22/1961 - 4/23/1979
Senior:   4/23/1979 -12/9/1995
Preceded by:   75 Stat. 80
Succeeded by:   Milton Shadur
Personal History
Born:   1914
Deceased:   1995
Undergraduate:   University of Chicago (1935)
Law School:   University of Chicago Law School (1937)



Hubert Louis Will (1914-1995) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Will was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on September 14, 1961, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80; Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 1961, and received his commission on September 22nd. He assumed senior status on April 23, 1979. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his death on December 9, 1995.[1] Will was succeeded in this position by Milton Shadur.

Will was the 1991 recipient of the Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award.

Early life and education

  • University of Chicago, A.B., 1935
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1937[1]

Professional career

  • Attorney, General Counsel's Staff, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1937-1939
  • Special secretary, U.S. Sen. Robert Wagner, 1939
  • Clerk, Senate Committee on Banking and Currency, 1939
  • Special assistant to U.S. attorney general, Tax Division, Department of Justice, 1940-1941
  • Assistant to general counsel, OPA, 1942
  • Tax counsel, U.S. Alien Property Custodian, 1943
  • Chief of counter espionage branch, European Theater of Operations, Office of Strategic Services, 1943-1945
  • U.S. Army Captain, 1945-1946
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1946-1961[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

Will was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on September 14, 1961, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80; Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 1961, and received his commission on September 22nd. He assumed senior status on April 23, 1979. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his death on December 9, 1995.[1] Will was succeeded in this position by Milton Shadur.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Northern District of Illinois
1961–1979
Succeeded by:
Milton Shadur