History of the Federal Judiciary

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Grady, John Francis
Born 1929 in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Gerald Ford on October 20, 1975, to a seat vacated by Edwin A. Robson. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1975, and received commission on November 21, 1975. Served as chief judge, 1986-1990. Assumed senior status on May 23, 1994.

Northwestern University, B.S., 1952
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1954

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1954-1956
Assistant U.S. attorney/chief, Criminal Division, Northern District of Illinois, 1956-1961
Private practice, Waukegan, Illinois, 1961-1976


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