University of Michigan Law School
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Name Tharp, John Joseph Jr.
City Chicago
State IL
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Tharp, John Joseph Jr.
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Tharp, John Joseph Jr.
Born 1960 in Camp Lejeune, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Barack Obama on November 10, 2011, to a seat vacated by Blanche M. Manning. Confirmed by the Senate on May 14, 2012, and received commission on May 16, 2012.

Education:
Duke University, B.A., 1982
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1990

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1978-1980
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1980-1982, 1987-1988
U.S. Marine Corps, 1982-1987; second lieutenant, 1982-1984; first lieutenant, 1984-1987; captain, 1987
Law clerk, Hon. Joel M. Flaum, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1990-1991
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1991-1992, 1997-2012
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1992-1997

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, July 31, 2008; no Senate vote

compress summary

Case(s) EE-IL-0332 : Vasich v. City of Chicago


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