Richard Dickson Cudahy
|Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit|
August 15, 1994 - September 22, 2015
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit|
September 26, 1979 - August 15, 1994
|Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629|
|Terence T. Evans|
Richard Dickson Cudahy
February 2, 1926
|Died||September 22, 2015 (aged 89)|
|Education||United States Military Academy (B.S.)|
Yale Law School (J.D.)
Richard Dickson Cudahy (February 2, 1926 - September 22, 2015) was an American business executive, law professor, and United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Cudahy was educated at the Canterbury School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1948, and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1955. He was a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1951. He was a law clerk for Judge Charles Edward Clark of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1955 to 1956. He was an assistant to the legal adviser for the United States Department of State from 1956 to 1957. He was in private practice in Chicago, Illinois from 1957 to 1960. He was a President and C.E.O. of Patrick Cudahy, Inc., Cudahy and Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1961 to 1971. He returned to private practice in Milwaukee in 1972, serving also as a member and chairman of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission from 1972 to 1975, then continuing his private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1976 to 1979. He also taught as a lecturer at Marquette University Law School from 1961 to 1966, as a visiting professor of law at the University of Wisconsin Law School from 1966 to 1967, and as a lecturer at the George Washington University Law School from 1976 to 1979.
On May 22, 1979, Cudahy was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, created by 92 Stat. 1629, 1632. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 1979, and received his commission on September 26, 1979. He assumed senior status on August 15, 1994. His service terminated due to his death.
Among the mishandled cases cited in the Breyer report were...complaints by two members of Congress that a circuit judge, Richard D. Cudahy, leaked news of a coming grand jury investigation of President Bill Clinton on the eve of Vice President Al Gore's presidential nomination in 2000.
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Terence T. Evans