George Neves Leighton

Personal

Birthday: 
1912
Birthplace: 
New Bedford, MA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army captain, 1942-1945
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1946-1964
Assistant attorney general, State of Illinois, 1949-1951
Master in chancery, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1960-1964
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1964-1969
Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 1969-1976

Education

Name of School: 
Howard University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1940
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1946

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Court Name: 

Illinois Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Gerald Ford
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
2/4/1976
Retirement from Active Service: 
2/27/1986
Termination Date: 
12/1/1987
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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