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Richard Dickson Cudahy

Biography of Richard Dickson Cudahy

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Cudahy
  • First Name: Richard
  • Middle Name: Dickson
  • Date of Birth: February , 2 , 1926
  • Place of Birth (POB): Milwaukee , Wisconsin (US-WI, WI, 55, WS, Wis. Wi., Wisc)
  • Date of Death: September , 22 , 2015
  • Place of Death (POD): Winnetka , Illinois (US-IL, IL, 17, Ill., Il., Ills., Ill's)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Richard Dickson Cudahy Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 05/22/1979
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 92 Stat. 1629
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 05/22/1979
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 09/11/1979
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 09/25/1979
  • Commission Date: 09/26/1979
  • Retirement from Active Service: 08/15/1994
  • Date of Termination: 09/22/2015
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Richard Dickson Cudahy in the Law School

  • Name of School: U.S. Military Academy
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1948

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Yale Law School
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1955

Richard Dickson Cudahy Career Path


  • U.S. Army lieutenant, Air Corps, 1948-1951
  • Law clerk, Hon. Charles E. Clark, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1955-1956
  • Assistant to legal advisor, U.S. Department of State, 1956-1957
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1957-1960
  • President/C.E.O., Patrick Cudahy, Inc., Cudahy and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1961-1971
  • Lecturer, Marquette University Law School, 1961-1966
  • Visiting professor of law, University of Wisconsin, 1966-1967
  • Private practice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1972
  • Member/chairman, Wisconsin Public Service Commission, 1972-1975
  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1976-1979
  • Lecturer, George Washington University School of Law, 1976-1979


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