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Austin, Richard Bevan

Born January 23, 1901, in Chicago, IL
Died February 7, 1977, in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on August 7, 1961, to a seat vacated by Walter J. LaBuy. Confirmed by the Senate on August 15, 1961, and received commission on August 15, 1961. Assumed senior status on October 10, 1975. Service terminated on February 7, 1977, due to death.

Denison University, Ph.B., 1923
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1926

Professional Career:

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1926-1933, 1948-1952
State's Attorney's Office, Cook County, Illinois, 1933-1948, 1951-1953; assistant state's attorney, 1933-1947; first assistant state's attorney, 1947-1948, 1952-1953; acting state's attorney, 1947-1948; special prosecutor, 1951-1952
Judge, Superior Court of Cook County [Illinois], 1953-1960
Chief justice, Criminal Court of Cook County [Illinois], 1954-1955, 1960-1961
Candidate for governor, Illinois, 1956