Lynn S. Adelman

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Lynn S. Adelman
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Assumed office
December 23, 1997
Nominated by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Thomas John Curran
Personal details
Born (1939-10-01) October 1, 1939 (age 75)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Alma mater Princeton University
Columbia Law School

Lynn S. Adelman (born October 1, 1939) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Adelman received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1961 and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1965. He was a research assistant at Columbia from 1965 to 1966, and a law clerk to attorney Richard H. Kuh in 1966. He was a trial attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Wisconsin from 1967 to 1968, and then entered private practice in Milwaukee in 1968.

Adelman ran for Congress unsuccessfully three times, in 1974 in the general election, and in primaries in 1982 and in 1984 in a special election.[1]

He was a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Senate from 1977 to 1997.[2]

On September 8, 1997, Adelman was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin vacated by Thomas J. Curran. Adelman was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 13, 1997, and received his commission on December 23, 1997.

Consideration for Seventh Circuit[edit]

On January 22, 2010, United States Senators Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold forwarded four names to the Obama White House for consideration to fill the vacancy on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals created when Judge Terence T. Evans assumed senior status.[3] Adelman was recommended along with Victoria F. Nourse, Richard Sankovitz and Dean Strang.[3] Nourse was nominated for the spot.