George Leighton

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George Leighton
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Former Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Gerald Ford
Active:   2/4/1976 - 12/1/1987
Preceded by:   Abraham Marovitz
Succeeded by:   James Alesia
Personal History
Born:   1912
Undergraduate:   Howard University (1940)
Law School:   Harvard Law School (1946)

George Neves Leighton (1912-present) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Leighton was nominated by President Gerald Ford on December 19, 1975, to a seat vacated by Abraham Marovitz; he was confirmed by the Senate on February 2, 1976, and received commission on February 4, 1976. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his retirement on December 1, 1987.[1]

Early life and education

  • Howard University, A.B., 1940
  • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1946[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army Captain, 1942-1945
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1946-1964
  • Assistant state attorney general, Illinois, 1949-1951
  • Master in chancery, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, 1960-1964
  • Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, 1964-1969
  • Judge, First District Appellate Court of Illinois, 1969-1976[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

Leighton was nominated by President Gerald Ford on December 19, 1975, to a seat vacated by Abraham Marovitz; he was confirmed by the Senate on February 2, 1976, and received commission on February 4, 1976. He served the Northern District of Illinois until his retirement on December 1, 1987.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Abraham Marovitz
Northern District of Illinois
1976–1987
Succeeded by:
James Alesia