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Latham Castle

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Latham Castle
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Appointed by:   Dwight Eisenhower
Active:   4/30/1959 - 2/26/1970
Chief:   1968-1970
Senior:   2/26/1970-3/10/1986
Preceded by:   Philip Finnegan
Personal History
Born:   1900
Deceased:   3/10/1986
Law School:   Northwest U. Law '24

Latham Castle (1900-1986) was a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.[1]

Castle was nominated by President Dwight Eisenhower on February 26, 1959, to a seat vacated by Philip Finnegan; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 29, 1959, and received his commission on April 30th. He served as chief judge from 1968 until he assumed senior status on February 26, 1970, and served in that capacity until his death on March 10, 1986.[1]


  • Northwestern University School of Law, LL.B., 1924[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army, 1918
  • Private practice, Sandwich, Illinois, 1924-1925
  • City attorney, Sandwich, Illinois, 1925-1928
  • Corporation counsel, Sycamore, Illinois, 1928
  • State's attorney, DeKalb County, Illinois, 1928-1940
  • Assistant state attorney general, Illinois, 1940-1942
  • County judge, DeKalb County, Illinois, 1942-1952
  • State attorney general, Illinois, 1952-1959[1]


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Philip Finnegan
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Robert Sprecher