Richard Henry Mills

Personal

Birthday: 
1929
Birthplace: 
Beardstown, IL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army Reserve colonel, JAG Corps, 1952-1954
Private practice, Virginia, Illinois, 1957-1966
State`s attorney, Cass County, Illinois, 1960-1964
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1966-1976
Justice, Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, 1976-1985

Education

Name of School: 
Illinois College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1951
Name of School - Second: 

Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Mercer law school's model curriculum focuses on ethics and practical skills. It was honored with the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association for its "depth and excellence" and "obvious commitment to professionalism."

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1957
Name of School - Third: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1982

Judicial Career

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

Illinois Central District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/22/1985
Retirement from Active Service: 
10/7/1997
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