Philip J. Finnegan

Personal

Birthday: 
6/25/1886
Birthplace: 
Chicago, IL
Date of Death: 
1/4/1959
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1913-
Judge, Chicago [Illinois] Municipal Court, 1922-1929
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1929-1949

Education

Name of School: 

University of Chicago Law School

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America 's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, our faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1913

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Court Name: 

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Harry S Truman
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/5/1949
Termination Date: 
1/4/1959
Termination Reason: 
Death
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