William George Juergens

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William George Juergens (September 7, 1904 – December 7, 1988) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Steeleville, Illinois, Juergens received an A.B. from Carthage College in 1925 and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1928. He was in private practice in Chester, Illinois from 1928 to 1938, also serving as a city attorney of Chester from 1930 to 1938. He was a county judge of Randolph County, Illinois from 1938 to 1950, and a Circuit Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit of Illinois from 1951 to 1956.

On June 7, 1956, Juergens was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois vacated by Fred L. Wham. Juergens was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 21, 1956, and received his commission on June 22, 1956. He served as chief judge from 1965 to 1972, assuming senior status on April 26, 1972. Juergens served in that capacity until March 30, 1979, as he was reassigned to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on March 31, 1979. Juergens remained there until his death.

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