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Wilbur Pell

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Wilbur Frank Pell, Jr. (1915-2000) was a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.[1]

Pell was nominated by President Richard Nixon on January 23, 1970, to a seat vacated by John Hastings; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 23, 1970, and received commission the next day. He assumed senior status on July 31, 1984, and served in that capacity until his death on September 25, 2000.[1]


  • Indiana University, A.B., 1937
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1940[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Shelbyville, Indiana, 1940-1942
  • Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Philadelphia, PA and Birmingham, AL, 1942-1945
  • Private practice, Shelbyville, Indiana, 1946-1970
  • Deputy state attorney general, Indiana, 1952-1955[1]


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Hastings
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Daniel Manion