History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Leighton, George Neves
Born 1912 in New Bedford, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Gerald Ford on December 19, 1975, to a seat vacated by Abraham L. Marovitz. Confirmed by the Senate on February 2, 1976, and received commission on February 4, 1976. Assumed senior status on February 27, 1986. Service terminated on December 1, 1987, due to retirement.

Howard University, A.B., 1940
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1946

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, 1942-1945
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1946-1964
Assistant attorney general, State of Illinois, 1949-1951
Master in chancery, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1960-1964
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1964-1969
Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 1969-1976
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