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Winfred Knoch

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Winfred Knoch
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Dwight Eisenhower
Active:   8/21/1958 - 12/4/1967
Senior:   12/4/1967 - 5/23/1983
Preceded by:   Walter Lindley
Past post:   Northern District of Illinois
Past term:   1953 - 1958
Past position:   Seat #8
Personal History
Born:   1895
Deceased:   1983
Law School:   DePaul University (1917)

Winfred George Knoch (1895-1983) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.[1]

Early life and education

  • DePaul University, LL.B., 1917[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army Lieutenant, Infantry, 1917-1919
  • Private practice, Naperville, Illinois, 1917-1930
  • Assistant state's attorney, DuPage County, Illinois, 1922-1930
  • Judge, DuPage County, Illinois, 1930-1939
  • Judge, 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Illinois, 1939-1953[1]

Judicial career

Seventh Circuit

Knoch was nominated to the Seventh Circuit by President Dwight Eisenhower on August 16, 1958, to a seat vacated by Walter Lindley; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 19, 1958, and received his commission on August 21, 1958. He assumed senior status on December 4, 1967. He served the Seventh Circuit until his death on May 23, 1983.[1]

Northern District of Illinois

Knoch was nominated to the Northern District of Illinois by President Dwight Eisenhower on April 27, 1953, to a new seat created by 64 Stat. 443; he was confirmed by the Senate on May 13, 1953, and received his commission on May 14th. He served the Northern District of Illinois until he was elevated to the Seventh Circuit on September 14, 1958.[1] Knoch was succeeded in this position by Edwin Robson.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Northern District of Illinois
1953–1958
Seat #8
Succeeded by:
Edwin Robson
Preceded by:
Walter Lindley
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
1958–1983
Succeeded by:
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