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Parsons, James Benton

Born August 13, 1911, in Kansas City, MO
Died June 19, 1993, in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on August 10, 1961, to a seat vacated by Philip L. Sullivan. Confirmed by the Senate on August 30, 1961, and received commission on August 30, 1961. Served as chief judge, 1975-1981. Assumed senior status on August 30, 1981. Service terminated on June 19, 1993, due to death.

Millikin University, B.A., 1934
University of Chicago, M.A., 1946
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1949

Professional Career:

U.S. Naval Reserve, 1942-1945
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1949-1951
Assistant corporation counsel, Chicago, Illinois, 1949-1951
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1951-1960
Judge, Superior Court of Cook County [Illinois], 1960-1961
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1975-1978