Richard Bevan Austin

Personal

Birthday: 
1/23/1901
Birthplace: 
Chicago, IL
Date of Death: 
2/7/1977
Place of Death: 
Chicago, IL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1926-1933, 1948-1952
State`s Attorney`s Office, Cook County, Illinois, 1933-1948, 1951-1953; assistant state`s attorney, 1933-1947; first assistant state`s attorney, 1947-1948, 1952-1953; acting state`s attorney, 1947-1948; special prosecutor, 1951-1952
Judge, Superior Court of Cook County [Illinois], 1953-1960
Chief justice, Criminal Court of Cook County [Illinois], 1954-1955, 1960-1961
Candidate for governor, Illinois, 1956

Education

Name of School: 
Denison University
Degree: 
Ph.B
Degree Year: 
1923
Name of School - Second: 

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 - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1926

Judicial Career

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

Illinois Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/15/1961
Retirement from Active Service: 
10/10/1975
Termination Date: 
2/7/1977
Termination Reason: 
Death
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