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Paul Plunkett
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   12/11/1982 - 7/10/1998
Senior:   7/10/1998 - Present
Preceded by:   James Parsons
Succeeded by:   Matthew Kennelly
Personal History
Born:   1935
Undergraduate:   Harvard University (1957)
Law School:   Harvard Law School (1960)

Paul Edward Plunkett (1935-present) is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Plunkett was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on November 23, 1982, to a seat vacated by James Parsons; he was confirmed by the Senate on December 10, 1982, and received commission that same day. He assumed senior status on July 10, 1998.[1] Plunkett was succeeded in this position by Matthew Kennelly.

Early life and education

  • Harvard University, B.A., 1957
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1960[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1960-1963
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1963-1966
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1966-1983
  • Adjunct professor, John Marshall Law School, 1963-1976
  • Adjunct professor, Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law, 1977-1982
  • Adjunct professor, John Marshall Law School, 1982[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

Plunkett was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on November 23, 1982, to a seat vacated by James Parsons; he was confirmed by the Senate on December 10, 1982, and received commission that same day. He assumed senior status on July 10, 1998.[1] Plunkett was succeeded in this position by Matthew Kennelly.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
James Parsons
Northern District of Illinois
1982–1998
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Matthew Kennelly