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Gilbert, John Phil

Born 1949 in Carbondale, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on July 2, 1992, to a seat vacated by James L. Foreman. Confirmed by the Senate on September 23, 1992, and received commission on September 24, 1992. Served as chief judge, 1993-2000. Assumed senior status on March 15, 2014.

University of Illinois, B.S., 1971
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:

Private practice, Carbondale, Illinois, 1974-1988
Special assistant attorney general, Public Aid Enforcement Division, State of Illinois, 1974-1975
Assistant city attorney, Carbondale, Illinois, 1975-1978
Member, Illinois State Board of Elections, 1978-1988; chairman, 1981-1983; vice-chairman, 1983-1985
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, First Judicial Circuit, 1988-1992