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
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Thomas John Curran
Personal details
Born Lynn S. Adelman
(1939-10-01) October 1, 1939 (age 78)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic
Education Princeton University (A.B.)
Columbia Law School (LL.B.)

Lynn S. Adelman (born October 1, 1939) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.[1]

Education and early career[edit]

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Adelman received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Princeton University in 1961, and a Bachelor of Laws 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.[2]

Political career[edit]

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.[3] He was a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Senate from 1977-97.[4]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 8, 1997, he was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin vacated by Thomas John Curran. Adelman was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 13, 1997, and received his commission on December 23, 1997.[2]

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 United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit created when Judge Terence T. Evans assumed senior status.[5] Adelman was recommended along with Victoria F. Nourse, Richard Sankovitz and Dean Strang.[5] Nourse was nominated for the vacancy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lynn Adelman | Eastern District of Wisconsin | United States District Court". Wied.uscourts.gov. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Adelman, Lynn S. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  3. ^ "Adelman faces near-record campaign debts", The Milwaukee Journal, July 26, 1984.[dead link]
  4. ^ Wisconsin History - Lynn S. Adelman, wisconsinhistory.org; accessed October 12, 2016.[dead link]
  5. ^ a b Adam Korbitz, Kohl, Feingold forward four names to President Obama for Seventh Circuit, State Bar of Wisconsin (January 25, 2010). Archived February 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas John Curran
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
1997–present
Incumbent