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Duff, Brian Barnett
Born September 15, 1930, in Dallas, TX
Died February 25, 2016

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 1, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 1985, and received commission on October 17, 1985. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on October 30, 1996. Service terminated on February 25, 2016, due to death.

University of Notre Dame, A.B., 1953
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1962

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy lieutenant and law specialist, 1953-1956
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1957-1961
Assistant to C.E.O., Banker's Life and Casualty, 1962-1967
Vice president/general counsel, R. H. Gore Co., 1968-1969
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1965-1976
State representative, Illinois, 1971-1976
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1976-1985; Criminal Division, 1976-1979; Law Jury Division, 1979-1985


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