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William Hart

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William Hart
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   4/21/1982 - 6/1/1996
Senior:   6/1/1996 - Present
Preceded by:   John Crowley
Succeeded by:   Rebecca Pallmeyer
Personal History
Born:   1929
Hometown:   Joliet, IL
Law School:   Loyola U. Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1951
Military service:   U.S. Army 1951 - 1953

William Thomas Hart is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, one of the busiest federal courts in the nation. He joined the court in 1982 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. He is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

A Chicagoland native, Hart graduated from Loyola-Chicago Law School in 1951.[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army, 1951-1953
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1954-1956
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1956-1982
  • Special assistant state attorney general, Illinois, 1957-1958
  • Special assistant state's attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1960[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Charles Percy, Hart was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by President Ronald Reagan on March 11, 1982 to a seat vacated by John Crowley. Hart was confirmed by the Senate on April 20, 1982 on a Senate vote and received commission on April 21, 1982. Hart applied to President Bill Clinton in 1996 for senior status, and assumed senior status on June 1, 1996.[1] Hart was succeeded in this position by Rebecca Pallmeyer.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Crowley
Northern District of Illinois
1982–1996
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Rebecca Pallmeyer


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