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|Current Court Information:|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit|
|Appointed by:||Lyndon Johnson|
|Active:||8/11/1966 - 4/24/1999|
|Succeeded by:||Ann Williams|
|Law School:||Harvard Law '40|
Walter Joseph Cummings (1916-1999) was a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Cummings was nominated by President Lyndon Johnson on July 11, 1966, to a new seat created by 80 Stat. 75; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 10, 1966, and received commission the next day. He served as chief judge from 1981-1986. He served until his death on April 24, 1999.
- Yale University, B.A., 1937
- Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1940
- Assistant U.S. solicitor general and special assistant U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1940-1946
- Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1946-1966
- Solicitor General of the United States, 1952-1953
|Federal judicial offices|
NA - new seat
|Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
|Former judges||John Paul Stevens • Julian William Mack • Terence Evans • John Coffey • Jesse Eschbach • Walter Quintin Gresham • Thomas Fairchild • Philip Tone • William Allen Woods • James Graham Jenkins • William Henry Seaman • John William Showalter • Peter Stenger Grosscup • Christian Cecil Kohlsaat • Albert Barnes Anderson • Francis Elisha Baker • Samuel Alschuler • Evan Alfred Evans • Louis FitzHenry • George True Page • Walter Lindley • William Morris Sparks • James Earl Major • Walter Treanor • Francis Duffy • Otto Kerner, Sr. • Otto Kerner, Jr. • Harlington Wood • Winfred Knoch • William Parkinson • Luther Swygert • Sherman Minton • Latham Castle • Walter Cummings • Philip Finnegan • John Hastings • Roger Kiley • Wilbur Pell • Elmer Schnackenberg • Robert Sprecher • Hardress Swaim •|
|Former Chief judges|