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Philip Willis Tone (April 9, 1923 – November 28, 2001) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Philip Willis Tone
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
In office
May 14, 1974 – April 30, 1980
Appointed byRichard Nixon
Preceded byRoger Kiley
Succeeded byRichard Posner
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In office
January 26, 1972 – May 17, 1974
Appointed byRichard Nixon
Preceded bySeat established by 82 Stat. 294
Succeeded byJoel Flaum
Personal details
Born
Philip Willis Tone

(1923-04-09)April 9, 1923
Chicago, Illinois
DiedNovember 28, 2001(2001-11-28) (aged 78)
Glenview, Illinois
EducationUniversity of Iowa (A.B.)
University of Iowa College of Law (J.D.)

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Education and careerEdit

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Tone received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa) in 1943 and was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He received a Juris Doctor from State University of Iowa College of Law in 1948. He was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Wiley B. Rutledge from 1948 to 1949. He was then in private practice in Washington, D.C. until 1950, and in Chicago until 1972.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On November 29, 1971, Tone was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 2, 1971, and received his commission on January 26, 1972. His service terminated on May 17, 1974, due to elevation to the Seventh Circuit.[1]

On April 22, 1974, Nixon nominated Tone to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit vacated by Judge Roger Kiley. Tone was confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1974, and received his commission on May 14, 1974. Tone served in that capacity until his resignation from the bench, on April 30, 1980.[1]

Post judicial serviceEdit

Tone then returned to private practice in Chicago until his death, on November 28, 2001, in Glenview, Illinois.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 84 Stat. 294
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
1972–1974
Succeeded by
Joel Flaum
Preceded by
Roger Kiley
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
1974–1980
Succeeded by
Richard Posner