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Bernard Martin Decker

Biography of Bernard Martin Decker

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Decker
  • First Name: Bernard
  • Middle Name: Martin
  • Date of Birth: April , 2 , 1904
  • Place of Birth (POB): Highland Park , Illinois (US-IL, IL, 17, Ill., Il., Ills., Ill's)
  • Date of Death: November , 3 , 1993
  • Place of Death (POD): Chicago , Illinois (US-IL, IL, 17, Ill., Il., Ills., Ill's)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Bernard Martin Decker Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: John F. Kennedy ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/15/1963
  • Judicial Recess Appointment date: 12/12/1962
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 75 Stat. 80
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/15/1963
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/25/1963
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/28/1963
  • Commission Date: 04/02/1963
  • Retirement from Active Service: 04/02/1980
  • Date of Termination: 11/03/1993
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Bernard Martin Decker in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Illinois
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1926

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Harvard Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1929

Bernard Martin Decker Career Path


  • Private practice, Waukegan, Illinois, 1929-1951
  • Law clerk to judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1944-1948
  • Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, 1951-1962


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