United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois

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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois
(E.D. Ill., defunct)
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Map indicating the changing Districts of Illinois
Map indicating the changing Districts of Illinois
Appeals to Seventh Circuit
Established March 3, 1905
Eliminated October 2, 1978

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois is a former federal district court for the state of Illinois. The court was established March 3, 1905, by 33 Stat. 992.[1] The Northern and Southern Districts had been established February 13, 1855. The statute establishing the Eastern District specified the counties to be included in that District as follows:

Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford, Vermilion, Champaign, Piatt, Moultrie, Douglas, Edgar, Shelby, Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Marion, Clay, Jasper, Crawford, Lawrence, Richland, Clinton, Saint Clair, Washington, Jefferson, Wayne, Edwards, Wabash, White, Hamilton, Franklin, Perry, Randolph, Monroe, Gallatin, Saline, Williamson, Jackson, Hardin, Pope, Johnson, Union, Alexander, Pulaski, and Massac.

On October 2, 1978, Illinois was reorganized into the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts, with thirteen judgeships authorized for the Northern District, two for the Central District, and two for the Southern District.

Judge Appointed by Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
End reason
Harold A. Baker Jimmy Carter September 23, 1978 March 31, 1979 - assignment to another court
George W. English Woodrow Wilson May 3, 1918 November 4, 1926 - resignation
James L. Foreman Richard Nixon March 7, 1972 March 31, 1979 - assignment to another court
William George Juergens Dwight D. Eisenhower June 22, 1956 April 26, 1972 March 30, 1979 assignment to another court
Walter C. Lindley Warren G. Harding September 22, 1922 October 23, 1949 - reappointment
Casper Platt Harry S. Truman October 13, 1949 September 16, 1965 - death
Fred Louis Wham Calvin Coolidge March 1, 1927 March 3, 1956 February 2, 1967 death
Henry Seiler Wise Lyndon B. Johnson September 21, 1966 March 31, 1978 March 31, 1979 assignment to another court
Francis Marion Wright Theodore Roosevelt March 17, 1905 July 15, 1917 - death

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