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Thomas Roberts McMillen

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Thomas Roberts McMillen (June 8, 1916 – September 16, 2002) was a United States federal judge.

McMillen was born in Decatur, Illinois, on June 8, 1916. He received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1938 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1941, after which he joined the United States Army, serving until 1945. He entered private practice in Chicago in 1946. In 1966, McMillen became a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, serving until his appointment to the federal bench.

McMillen was nominated by President Richard Nixon on March 29, 1971, to a seat vacated by William Joseph Campbell on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He was confirmed on April 21, 1971, and received his commission on April 23, 1971. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1984. McMillen served in that capacity until he retired on September 8, 1985, and returned to private practice. He died in Evanston, Illinois, on September 16, 2002.