Abner Mikva '51 Honored at Anti-Defamation League’s First Amendment Freedom Awards

Abner Mikva was honored Sept. 16 at the Anti-Defamation League's First Amendment Freedom Awards dinner in Chicago.

Mikva earned a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. He served for ten years in the Illinois House of Representatives and another ten in the U.S. Congress. A former judge in the Washington D.C. Circuit Court, he has taught law and was White House Counsel from 1994-95. He started a civic leadership program that works with more than 3,500 Chicago youth each year.