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  Mikva, Abner J.
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NameAbner J. Mikva
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Evanston, Illinois , United States
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Born January 21, 1926
DiedJuly 04, 2016 (90 years)
ContributorCOSDem
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Oct 06, 2020 01:56pm
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Infoborn in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 21, 1926; attended public schools in Milwaukee; J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1951; editor in chief, University of Chicago Law Review, 1950-1951; admitted to the bar in 1951 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill., in 1952; served two years as a navigator in United States Army Air Corps, 1944-1945; served as law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Sherman Minton, 1951-1952; practicing attorney, 1952-1968; elected to State of Illinois Legislature, 1956-1966; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first and to the Ninety-second Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress, returned to Evanston, Ill.; served on the Illinois State Board of Ethics, 1973; practiced law in Chicago, 1973-1974; professor at Northwestern University School of Law, 1973-1975; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the two succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1975, until his resignation September 26, 1979; judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit, 1979-1991, chief judge, January 19, 1991, to October 1, 1994; Counsel to the President, October 1, 1994, to present; is a resident of Washington, D.C.


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  11/24/2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Won 5.26% (+0.00%)
  01/01/1991 D.C. Circuit Court Chief Judge Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/25/1979 D.C. Circuit Court Judge Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1978 IL District 10 Won 50.18% (+0.36%)
  11/02/1976 IL District 10 Won 50.05% (+0.09%)
  11/05/1974 IL District 10 Won 50.87% (+1.74%)
  11/07/1972 IL District 10 Lost 48.40% (-3.19%)
  03/21/1972 IL District 10-D Primary Won 66.39% (+32.77%)
  11/03/1970 IL District 2 Won 74.72% (+49.45%)
  11/05/1968 IL District 2 Won 65.36% (+30.72%)
  06/11/1968 IL District 2-D Primary Won 60.65% (+34.28%)
  06/14/1966 IL District 2-D Primary Lost 47.63% (-4.74%)
  11/03/1964 IL State House At-Large Won 0.45% (-0.01%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IL District 10 - D Primary - Mar 15, 2016 D Nancy Rodkin Rotering
IL District 08 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Raja Krishnamoorthi
IL US Senate - D Primary - Feb 02, 2010 D David Hoffman
IL District 5 - Special D Primary - Mar 03, 2009 D Tom Geoghegan
Cook County State's Attorney - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Larry Suffredin
IL US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama
IL US Senate - D Primary - Mar 16, 2004 D Barack Obama
IL District 1 - D Primary - Mar 21, 2000 D Barack Obama