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Grady, John Francis

Born May 23, 1929, in Chicago, IL
Died December 2, 2019, in Wilmette, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the 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. Service terminated on December 2, 2019, due to death.

Northwestern University, B.S., 1952
Northwestern University School of Law (now Pritzker 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
Member, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 1992-2000