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Abner Joseph Mikva, American lawyer, retired judge. Bar: Illinois 1951, District of Columbia 1978. With United States Army Air Force, World War World War II; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (board managers 1962-1964), District of Columbia Bar Association, American Law Institute, United States Association Former Members Congress, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Mikva, Abner Joseph was born on January 21, 1926 in Milwaukee. Son of Henry Abraham and Ida (Fishman) Mikva.

Education

Juris Doctor cum laude, University Chicago, 1951. DL (honorary), University Illinois, 1980. DL (honorary), American University, 1991.

DL (honorary), Northwestern University, 1991. DL (honorary), Tulane University, 1993. DL (honorary), Illinois Institute of Technology, 1997.

DL (honorary), Santa Clara University, 2000. DL (honorary), Wm. Mitchell College Law, 2001. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hebrew University, 1989.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Wisconsin, 1995. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), De Paul University Law School, 2002. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Southern Illinois University, 2006.

Career

Law clerk to Honorary Sherman Minton Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1951. Partner Devoe, Shadur, Mikva & Plotkin, Chicago, 1952-1968, D'Ancona, Pflaum, Wyatt & Riskind, 1973-1974. Lecturer Northwestern University Law School, Chicago, 1973-1975, University Pennsylvania Law School, 1983-1985, Georgetown Law School, 1986-1988, Duke University Law School, Durham, North Carolina, 1990-1991, University Chicago Law School, 1992-1993.

Member Illinois General Assembly from 23d District, 1956-1966, United States Congress from 2d District Illinois, 1969—1973, United States Congress from 10th Illinois District, 1975—1979, member ways and means committee, judiciary committee. Chairman Democratic Study Group, 1979. Judge The United States of America Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), 1979-1994.

Chief judge The United States of America Court Appeals (District of Columbia cir), 1991-1994. Counsel to the President The White House, 1994-1996. Arbitrator JAMS, Inc., since 1997.

Visiting professor, Walter Schaefer chair in public policy University Chicago, 1996-1998. Visiting professor University Illinois College Law, 1998-2000, University Chicago, since 2000.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1951, District of Columbia 1978.

Works

Membership

With United States Army Air Force, World War World War II. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (board managers 1962-1964), District of Columbia Bar Association, American Law Institute, United States Association Former Members Congress, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Zoe Wise, September 19, 1948. Children: Mary, Laurie, Rachel.

father:
Henry Abraham Mikva

mother:
Ida (Fishman) Mikva

spouse:
Zoe Wise

child:
Mary Mikva

child:
Laurie Mikva

child:
Rachel Mikva