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James Alesia

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James Alesia
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Former Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   5/20/1987 - 2/1/1998
Senior:   2/1/1998 - 7/24/2003
Preceded by:   George Leighton
Personal History
Born:   1934
Deceased:   2003
Undergraduate:   Loyola University Chicago (1956)
Law School:   Chicago-Kent College of Law (1960)

James Henry Alesia (1934-2003) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Alesia was nominated to the Northern District of Illinois by President Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1987, to a seat vacated by George Leighton; he was confirmed by the Senate on May 19, 1987, and received commission the next day. He assumed senior status on February 1, 1998. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his death on July 24, 2003.[1]

Early life and education

  • Loyola University Chicago, B.S., 1956
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1960[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Chicago Heights, Illinois, 1960-1963
  • Attorney, Chicago & North Western Transportation Company, 1963-1970
  • Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1970-1971
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1971-1973
  • Trial counsel, The Chessie System, 1973
  • U.S. Administrative Law Judge, Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration, 1973-1980
  • U.S. Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, 1980-1982
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1982-1987[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

Alesia was nominated to the Northern District of Illinois by President Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1987, to a seat vacated by George N. Leighton; he was confirmed by the Senate on May 19, 1987, and received commission the next day. He assumed senior status on February 1, 1998. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his death on July 24, 2003.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
George Leighton
Northern District of Illinois
1987–1998
Succeeded by:
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