Philip Tone

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Philip Tone
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Richard Nixon
Active:   5/14/1974 - 4/30/1980
Preceded by:   Roger Kiley
Succeeded by:   Richard Posner
Personal History
Born:   1923
Deceased:   2001
Undergraduate:   State University of Iowa (1943)
Law School:   State University of Iowa College of Law (1948)



Philip Willis Tone (1923-2001) was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.[1]

Early life and education

  • State University of Iowa, A.B., 1943
  • State University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1948[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army First Lieutenant, 1943-1946
  • Law clerk, Justice Wiley Rutledge, Supreme Court of the United States, 1948-1949
  • Private practice, Washington, DC, 1949-1950
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1950-1972
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1980-present[1]

Judicial career

Seventh Circuit

Tone was nominated to the Seventh Circuit by President Richard Nixon on April 22, 1974, to a seat vacated by Roger Kiley; he was confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1974, and received commission on May 14, 1974. He served the Seventh Circuit until his resignation on April 30, 1980.[1]

Northern District of Illinois

Tone was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by President Richard Nixon on November 29, 1971, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294; he was confirmed by the Senate on December 2, 1971, and received commission on January 26, 1972. He served the Northern District of Illinois until he was elevated to the Seventh Circuit on May 17, 1974.[1] Tone was succeeded in this position by Joel Flaum.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Northern District of Illinois
1972–1974
Succeeded by:
Joel Flaum
Preceded by:
Roger Kiley
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
1974–1980
Succeeded by:
Richard Posner