John Albert Nordberg

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John Albert Nordberg (born 1926) is a retired United States federal judge.

Nordberg was born in Evanston, Illinois, spending his professional life in this state. He studied at Carleton College and from 1944-46 he was in the United States Navy Electronic Technician Mate Third Class. In 1950, Nordberg achieved a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. After completing his J.D., he worked in private practice in Chicago, Illinois from 1950 to 1976. He was a Magistrate at Circuit Court of Cook County in Illinois from 1957 to 1964 and also worked during this period as a District attorney of Wilmette Park, Illinois from 1958-76. Nordberg worked as a village attorney of Glenview, also in Illinois, between 1961-65 and held the same occupation at Morton Grove, Illinois from 1969 to 1974. He was an Arbitrator at the American Bar Association from 1970 to 1975. Nordberg began working as a judge at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois from 1976 to 1982.

On March 11, 1982, President Ronald Reagan nominated Nordberg to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that had previously been vacated by Bernard M. Decker. Nordberg's acceptance to this seat was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 20, 1982, and he received his commission on April 21, 1982. He assumed senior status on June 18, 1994. He retired from the bench on April 21, 2014 after 32 years of service.[1]

Nordberg's grandson, James Eimers, is a student at the Yale Law School.