Abner Mikva, 1997 Wayne Morse Chair, dies

Abner Mikva, 1997 Wayne Morse Chair, dies

Abner Mikva served five terms as a U.S. Congressman, was chief judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and was appointed White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton. He taught courses at Northwestern University, Georgetown University, the University of Pennsylvania, American University, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois, and New York University. Judge Mikva was the co-author of a political science textbook, The American Congress: The First Branch, and of law school textbooks on the legislative process. He was the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama, for whom he was an early mentor.

He died July 4 at age 90. Read more in The Washington Post.