Frank McGarr

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Frank McGarr
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Former Federal Judge
Position:   Seat #12
Service:
Appointed by:   Richard Nixon
Active:   10/14/1970 - 6/30/1986
Chief:   1981 - 1986
Senior:   6/30/1986 - 1/15/1988
Preceded by:   84 Stat. 294
Succeeded by:   James Zagel
Personal History
Born:   1921
Hometown:   Chicago, IL
Undergraduate:   Loyola U. Chicago, A.B., 1942
Law School:   Loyola U. Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1950
Military service:   U.S. Army 1942 - 1945

Frank James McGarr (1921-present) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

McGarr was nominated by President Richard Nixon on September 22, 1970, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294; he was confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1970, and received commission on October 14, 1970. From 1981-1986, he served as the chief judge. He assumed senior status on June 30, 1986. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his retirement on January 15, 1988.[1]

Early life and education

  • Loyola University Chicago, A.B., 1942
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1950[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army, 1942-1945
  • Assistant to the president, Loyola University, Chicago, 1946-1952
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1952-1954
  • First assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1954-1958
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1958-1969
  • First assistant state attorney general, Illinois, 1969-1970
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1988-present[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

McGarr was nominated by President Richard Nixon on September 22, 1970, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294; he was confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1970, and received commission on October 14, 1970. From 1981-1986, he served as the chief judge. He assumed senior status on June 30, 1986. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his retirement on January 15, 1988.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Northern District of Illinois
1970–1986
Seat #12
Succeeded by:
James Zagel