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Michael McCuskey

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Michael McCuskey
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Current Court Information:
Illinois Tenth Judicial Circuit Court
Title:   Judge
Active:   7/3/2014-2016
Preceded by:   Kevin R. Galley
Past position:   United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Previous chief:   2004-4/4/2012
Past term:   4/3/1998-5/31/2014
Personal History
Born:   1948
Hometown:   Peoria, IL
Undergraduate:   Illinois State U., 1970
Law School:   Saint Louis U. School of Law, 1975

Michael P. McCuskey is a judge for the Illinois Tenth Judicial Circuit Court. He was appointed to fill a vacancy on the court and will serve until 2016 when a successor will be elected.[1] Prior to being appointed to the Illinois court, he was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. He joined the federal court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. He served as chief judge from 2004 until 2012. He assumed senior status in June of 2013. McCuskey retired from the court on May 31, 2014.[2][3]

Early life and education

McCuskey earned his B.S. from Illinois State University in 1970 and his J.D. from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 1975.[3]

Professional career

Judicial career

Central District of Illinois

On the recommendation of Senator Carol Mosley Braun, McCuskey was nominated by President Bill Clinton on July 31, 1997, to a seat vacated by Harold A. Baker as Baker assumed senior status. McCuskey was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 2, 1998, and received commission on April 3, 1998. McCuskey is the court's current Chief Judge[3] On June 30, 2013, Judge Michael McCuskey assumed senior status for the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, where he had served for over 15 years.[4] McCuskey's career ended on the federal court when he retired on May 31, 2014.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Harold Baker
Central District of Illinois
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Colin Stirling Bruce

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