Virginia Kendall

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Virginia Kendall
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #7
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   1/3/2006 - Present
Preceded by:   Suzanne Conlon
Personal History
Born:   1962
Hometown:   Evanston, IL
Undergraduate:   Northwestern U., B.A., 1984
Law School:   Loyola U. of Chicago, J.D., 1992
Grad. School:   Northwestern U., M.A., 1987



Virginia Mary Kendall is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, one of the busiest federal courts in the nation. She joined the court in 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

A Chicago native, Kendall graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with her bachelor's and Master's degrees in 1984 and 1987. She earned her J.D. from Chicago-Loyola Law School in 1992.[1]

Professional career

  • Law clerk, Hon. George Marovich, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1992-1995
  • Adjunct professor, Loyola University School of Law, 1995-present
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois, 1995-2005[1]

Pathways to the bench

Judge Kendall was featured in the U.S. Courts "Pathways to the Bench" education program.

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

Kendall was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by George W. Bush on September 28, 2005, to a seat vacated by Suzanne Conlon. Kendall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 21, 2005 on a senate vote and received commission on January 3, 2006.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Suzanne Conlon
Northern District of Illinois
2006–Current
Seat #7
Succeeded by:
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