University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
 
Name Foreman, James L.
City East St. Louis
State IL
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Foreman, James L.
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Foreman, James L.
Born May 12, 1927, in Metropolis, IL
Died June 3, 2012, in Paducah, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Illinois
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on February 16, 1972, to a seat vacated by William G. Juergens. Confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1972, and received commission on March 7, 1972. Served as chief judge, 1978-1979. Service terminated on March 31, 1979, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Reassigned on March 31, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 93 Stat. 6. Served as chief judge, 1979-1992. Assumed senior status on June 1, 1992. Service terminated on June 3, 2012, due to death.

Education:
University of Illinois, B.S., 1950
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1952

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1945-1946
Private practice, Metropolis, Illinois, 1952-1972
Assistant attorney general, State of Illinois, 1953-1960
State's attorney, Massac County, Illinois, 1960-1964

compress summary

Case(s) EE-IL-0261 : United States of America v. City of Cairo, Illinois
JC-IL-0004 : Ortiz v. Turner
JC-IL-0023 : Kraushaar v. Flanigan
PC-IL-0014 : Lightfoot v. Walker
PC-IL-0021 : Bono v. Saxbe
PC-IL-0022 : Bruscino v. Carlson


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