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Abner Joseph MIKVA

(1926- )

MIKVA, Abner Joseph, a Representative from Illinois; born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 21, 1926; attended public schools in Milwaukee; J.D., University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Ill., 1951; admitted to the Illinois state bar in 1951; lawyer, private practice; United States Army Air Corps, 1944-1945; law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Sherman Minton, 1951-1952; member of the Illinois state legislature, 1956-1966; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; member of the Illinois State Board of Ethics, 1973; practiced law in Chicago, 1973-1974; professor, Northwestern University School of Law, 1973-1975; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the two succeeding Congresses, served until his resignation on September 26, 1979 (January 3, 1975-September 26, 1979); judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit, 1979-1991, chief judge, January 19, 1991-October 1, 1994; Counsel to President William J. Clinton, 1994-1995; is a resident of Chicago, Ill.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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