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McDade, Joe Billy
Born 1937 in Bellville, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on September 11, 1991, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on November 21, 1991, and received commission on November 25, 1991. Served as chief judge, 1998-2004. Assumed senior status on February 28, 2010.

Education:
Bradley University, B.S., 1959
Bradley University, M.S., 1960
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1963

Professional Career:
Staff attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Chicago, Illinois, 1963-1965
Executive trainee, First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Peoria, Illinois, 1965
Executive director, Greater Peoria [Illinois] Legal Aid Society, 1965-1968
Private practice, Peoria, Illinois, 1968-1982
Associate judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Tenth Judicial Circuit, 1982-1988
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Tenth Judicial Circuit, 1988-1991

 

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