An Interview with Judge William J. Bauer: Reflections on a Six-Decade Career in Public Service in the Law

May 23, 2019 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

In honor of the 200th anniversary of federal courts in Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is presenting "An Interview with Judge William J. Bauer: Reflections on a Six-Decade Career in Public Service Law." Judge Bauer will reflect on his 65 years as a public servant, including his 48 years on the federal bench. 


Judge Bauer is a Senior U.S. Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Judge Bauer served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947, before earning his undergraduate degree from Elmhurst College and his law degree from DePaul University College of Law. He worked in private practice and served as an Assistant State's Attorney before being elected as DuPage County State's Attorney. He served as a Circuit Judge for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, before being appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 1970 to 1971. In 1971, he was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, where he served until he was elevated to the Seventh Circuit in 1974.


The event will take place on June 13, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn, Courtroom 2141, Chicago, Illinois. A reception will follow in the Court History Museum on the 21st Floor. 


Those interested should RSVP to: Bauer_RSVP@ilnd.uscourts.gov.


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