Jesse Eschbach

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Jesse Eschbach
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Title:   Former Federal Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   12/1/1981 - 11/4/1985
Senior:   11/4/1985 - 10/25/2005
Preceded by:   Luther Swygert
Past post:   Northern District of Indiana
Past chief:   1974 - 1981
Past term:   4/13/1962 - 12/11/1981
Personal History
Born:   October 26, 1920
Hometown:   Warsaw, IN
Deceased:   October 25, 2005
Undergraduate:   Indiana University, B.S., 1943
Law School:   Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1949
Military service:   U.S. Navy 1943 - 1946

Jesse Ernest Eschbach (1920-2005) was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Early life and education

  • Indiana University, B.S., 1943
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1949[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Navy Lieutenant, 1943-1946
  • Private practice, Warsaw, Indiana, 1949-1962
  • U.S. Office of Price Stabilization, Washington, DC, 1951
  • City attorney, Warsaw, Indiana, 1952-1953
  • Deputy prosecuting attorney, 54th Judicial Circuit, Indiana, 1953-1954
  • President, secretary, general counsel, Dalton Foundries, Inc., 1959-1962
  • President, Endicott Church Furniture, Inc., 1960-1962[1]

Judicial career

Seventh Circuit

Eschbach was nominated to the Seventh Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on October 20, 1981, to a seat vacated by Luther Swygert; he was confirmed by the Senate on November 24, 1981, and received commission on December 1, 1981. He assumed senior status on November 4, 1985. He served the Seventh Circuit until his death on October 25, 2005.

Northern District of Indiana

Eschbach was nominated to the Northern District of Indiana by President John F. Kennedy on March 12, 1962, to a seat vacated by Luther Swygert; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 2, 1962, and received commission on April 13, 1962. From 1974-1981, he served as the chief judge. He served the Northern District of Indiana until he was elevated to the Seventh Circuit on December 11, 1981.[1] Eschbach was succeeded in this position by James T. Moody.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Luther Swygert
Northern District of Indiana
1962–1981
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
James T. Moody
Preceded by:
Luther Swygert
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
1981–2005
Succeeded by:
Michael Kanne