Federal appellate Court Judge Terry Evans died Wednesday night after a short battle with a serious respiratory illness.
Evans, 71, was nominated to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 1995 after serving for 16 years as a federal judge in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He served as chief judge in the district from 1991-95.
He was remembered by colleagues as athletic, outgoing and witty, as well as his commitment to equal justice under law.
“It’s kind of like losing Al McGuire, Bob Costas and Louis Brandeis in one fell swoop,” Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rick Sankovitz said of Evans.
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