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James L. Foreman

Biography of James L. Foreman

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Foreman
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: L.
  • Date of Birth: May , 12 , 1927
  • Place of Birth (POB): Metropolis , Illinois (US-IL, IL, 17, Ill., Il., Ills., Ill's)
  • Date of Death: June , 3 , 2012
  • Place of Death (POD): Paducah , Kentucky (US-KY, KY, 21, Ky., Ken., Kent.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James L. Foreman Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Eastern District of Illinois
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Richard M. Nixon ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/16/1972
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Juergens , William G.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 02/16/1972
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/02/1972
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/02/1972
  • Commission Date: 03/07/1972
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1978
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1979
  • Date of Termination: 03/31/1979
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Reassignment

Second Appointment of James L. Foreman

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Origin: Reassignment
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 93 Stat. 6
  • Commission Date: 03/31/1979
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1979
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1992
  • Retirement from Active Service: 06/01/1992
  • Date of Termination: 06/03/2012
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James L. Foreman in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Illinois
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1950

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Illinois College of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1952

James L. Foreman Career Path

Employment:

  • 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

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