John Gilbert

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John Gilbert
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   9/24/1992-3/15/2014
Chief:   1993 - 2000
Senior:   3/15/2014-Present
Preceded by:   James Foreman
Personal History
Born:   1949
Hometown:   Carbondale, IL
Undergraduate:   U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1971
Law School:   Loyola U. Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1974



John Phil Gilbert is a federal judge on senior status for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. He joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Judge Gilbert stepped down and took senior status on March 15, 2014.[1][2]

Early life and education

Gilbert graduated from the University of Illinois-Champaign with his bachelor's degree in 1971 and from the University of Chicago-Law School in 1974 with his juris doctorate degree.[3]

Professional career

  • 1983-1985: Vice Chairman, Illinois State Elections Board
  • 1981-1983: Chairman, Illinois State Elections Board
  • 1975-1978: Assistant City Attorney, Carobondale
  • 1974-1975: Special Assistant Attorney General, Illinois Public Aid Enforcement Division
  • 1974-1988: Private practice, Carobondale[3]

Judicial career

Southern District of Illinois

On the recommendation of Congressman Henry Hyde, Gilbert was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on July 2, 1992 to a seat vacated by James Foreman. Gilbert was confirmed by the Senate on September 23, 1992, and received commission on September 24, 1992. Gilbert served as chief judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois from 1993 to 2000.[3] Judge Gilbert took senior status on March 15, 2014.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
James Foreman
Southern District of Illinois
1992–2014
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
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