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James Herbert Wilkerson

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James Herbert Wilkerson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   Warren Harding
Active:   7/18/1922 - 12/31/1940
Senior:   12/31/1940 - 9/30/1948
Preceded by:   Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Personal History
Born:   1869
Religion:   1948
Undergraduate:   DePauw University (1889)

James Herbert Wilkerson (1869-1948) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

He was nominated by President Warren Harding on July 11, 1922 to replace Kenesaw Mountain Landis. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 1922, and received commission that same day. On December 31, 1940, he assumed senior status. He served until his death on September 30, 1948.[1]

Early life and education

  • DePauw University, A.B., 1889[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1893-1922
  • Member, Illinois House of Representatives, 1902
  • County attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1903-1904
  • Special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, 1906-1911
  • U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 1911-1914
  • Chairman, Public Utilities Commission, State of Illinois, 1919-1921[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

Wilkerson was nominated by President Warren Harding on July 11, 1922 to replace Kenesaw Mountain Landis. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 1922, and received commission that same day. On December 31, 1940, he assumed senior status. He served until his death on September 30, 1948.[1]

External links

  • Biography from a biography of the John Wilkerson family.

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Northern District of Illinois
1922–1940
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
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