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John Francis Grady (born May 23, 1929) is a retired United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

John Francis Grady
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Assumed office
May 23, 1994
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In office
1986–1990
Preceded byFrank James McGarr
Succeeded byJames Byron Moran
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In office
November 21, 1975 – May 23, 1994
Appointed byGerald Ford
Preceded byEdwin Albert Robson
Succeeded byRobert Gettleman
Personal details
Born
John Francis Grady

(1929-05-23) May 23, 1929 (age 90)[1]
Chicago, Illinois
EducationNorthwestern University (B.S.)
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (J.D.)

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Education and careerEdit

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Grady attended Lake Forest Academy, a nationally known private school for boys, and graduated in 1948. He subsequently received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in 1952 and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 1954. He was in private practice in Chicago from 1954 to 1956. He was Chief of the Criminal Division in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 1956 to 1961. He returned to private practice in Waukegan, Illinois from 1961 to 1976.[2]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On October 20, 1975, Grady was nominated by President Gerald Ford to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois vacated by Judge Edwin Albert Robson. Grady was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 20, 1975, and received his commission on November 21, 1975. He served as Chief Judge from 1986 to 1990, and assumed senior status on May 23, 1994.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Judges of the United States (2 ed.). Bicentennial Committee of the Judicial Conference of the U.S. 1983. p. 192.
  2. ^ a b John Francis Grady at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

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