James Block Zagel

Personal

Birthday: 
1941
Birthplace: 
Chicago, IL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Assistant state`s attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1965-1969
Assistant attorney general, State of Illinois, 1969-1977; deputy chief, Criminal Justice Division, 1969-1970; chief, Criminal Justice Division, 1970-1977
Chief prosecutor, Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board, 1973-1975
Chief assistant attorney general, State of Arizona (on leave from Illinois), 1975
Executive director, Illinois Law Enforcement Commision, 1977-1979
Director, Illinois Department of Revenue, 1979-1980
Chairman, Illinois Governor`s Advisory Counsel on Criminal Justice Legislation, 1980-1987
Director, Illinois State Police, 1980-1987

Education

Name of School: 
University of Chicago
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1962
Name of School - Second: 
University of Chicago
Degree - Second: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1962
Name of School - Third: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1965

Judicial Career

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

Illinois Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
4/22/1987
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