Marvin E. Aspen

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Marvin E. Aspen
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In office
July 24, 1979 – July 1, 2002
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Established on October 20, 1978 by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded by Samuel Der-Yeghiayan
Personal details
Born 1934 (age 81–82)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality American
Residence Illinois
Occupation United States federal judge

Marvin E. Aspen (born 1934) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Aspen received a B.S. from Northwestern University in 1956 and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1958. He was a law clerk in the Court of Claims Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. in 1958.[1]

He was in the Illinois National Guard from 1958 to 1960, and was an Air Force Reserve Command Airman from 1960 to 1964.

He was also in private practice as a lawyer in Chicago from 1958 to 1959, and in 1971, serving in the interim as an assistant state's attorney of Cook County, Illinois from 1960 to 1963, and as an assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago's Head of Appeals and Review Division, from 1963 to 1971. He has been an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University since 1969. He was a judge on the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois from 1971 to 1979.

On April 30, 1979, Aspen was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 23, 1979, and received his commission on July 24, 1979. He served as chief judge from 1995 to 2002, assuming senior status on July 1, 2002.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
1979–2002
Succeeded by
Samuel Der-Yeghiayan