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Barnes, John Peter

Born March 15, 1881, in Beaver County, PA
Died April 10, 1959, in Elgin, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on February 26, 1931, to a new seat authorized by 46 Stat. 1417. Confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1931, and received commission on March 4, 1931. Served as chief judge, 1948-1957. Assumed senior status on September 15, 1957. Service terminated on December 31, 1958, due to resignation.

Geneva College, B.S., 1904
University of Michigan Law School, LL.B., 1907

Professional Career:

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1907-1913, 1914-1931
First assistant attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1913-1914
Basset hound breeder/co-owner, Barook Kennels, 1957-1959