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General Information

Name:  Richard A. Posner  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1939 in New York City, New York


Illinois Connection

Posner is a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1969, Posner moved to the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School. He was a founding editor of the Journal of Legal Studies and is currently a Senior Lecturer.In 1981, Posner was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Posner was confirmed by the United States Senate and received his commission in the same year. He served as Chief Judge of that court from 1993 to 2000 while remaining a part-time professor at the University of Chicago.

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