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Robert Joseph Kauffman

Robert Joseph Kauffman, American magistrate, retired. Bar: Wisconsin 1959, Illinois 1975, United States District Court (southern district) Illinois 1975, United States Court Military Appeals 1962, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1975, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1962.

Background

  • Kauffman, Robert Joseph was born on February 17, 1935 in Springfield, Illinois, United States. Son of William V. and Elizabeth M. (Malone) Kauffman.

  • Education

    • Student, Marquette University, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, Marquette University, 1959.

    Career

    • Sole practice, West Bend, Wisconsin, 1965-1967. Assistant district attorney, 1965-1967. District attorney Washington County, 1967-1973.

      Trial attorney Department Justice, Criminal Division, Washington, 1973-1975. Assistant United States attorney Peoria, Illinois, 1975-1976. Clerk United States District Court (southern then central districts) Illinois, 1977-1984.

      Magistrate United States District Court (central district) Illinois, 1978-2000, retired, 2000.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Wisconsin 1959, Illinois 1975, United States District Court (southern district) Illinois 1975, United States Court Military Appeals 1962, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1975, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1962.

    Membership

    Served to captain Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Air Force, 1960-1965. Member Federal Court Clerks Association, National Council United States Magistrates, Rotary (director 1979-1983, vice president 1984, Peoria).

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Patterson, September 12, 1959. Children: Thomas J., Jean Marie, Susan Lynn, Carol Annual.
    • father: William V. Kauffman
    • mother: Elizabeth M. (Malone) Kauffman
    • spouse: Elizabeth Patterson
    • children: Thomas J. Kauffman
    • Jean Marie Kauffman
    • Susan Lynn Kauffman
    • Carol Annual Kauffman
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    Born February 17, 1935
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