Philip Willis Tone

Personal

Birthday: 
4/9/1923
Birthplace: 
Chicago, IL
Date of Death: 
11/28/2001
Place of Death: 
Glenview, IL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1943-1946
Law clerk, Hon. Wiley B. Rutledge, Supreme Court of the United States, 1948-1949
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1949-1950
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1950-1972, 1980-

Education

Name of School: 
University of Iowa
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1943
Name of School - Second: 

University of Iowa College of Law

The highly competitive practice of law has a way of shaping a person. If you let it, it can and it will make you into a thing;...That thing the practice of law would make of you is ultimately what becomes of the once passionate, once idealistic, once hopeful, would-be world changer, who has become eroded by the routine, battering current of the practice, and who has failed to cultivate the ground cover that resists erosion of soul." For those of us in the world of work, whether as lawyers or not, tending to that initial force that drew us toward the study of law should be part of our thoughts and periodic reflections.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1948

Judicial Career

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

Illinois Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
1/26/1972
Termination Date: 
5/17/1974
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
5/14/1974
Termination Date - Second: 
4/30/1980
Termination Reason - Second: 
Resignation
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