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Name Parsons, James Benton
City Chicago
State IL
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race African-American
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born August 13, 1911, in Kansas City, MO
Died June 19, 1993, in Chicago, IL

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born August 13, 1911, in Kansas City, MO
Died June 19, 1993, in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on August 10, 1961, to a seat vacated by Philip L. Sullivan. Confirmed by the Senate on August 30, 1961, and received commission on August 30, 1961. Served as chief judge, 1975-1981. Assumed senior status on August 30, 1981. Service terminated on June 19, 1993, due to death.

Education:
Millikin University, B.A., 1934
University of Chicago, M.A., 1946
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1949

Professional Career:

U.S. Naval Reserve, 1942-1945
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1949-1951
Assistant corporation counsel, Chicago, Illinois, 1949-1951
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1951-1960
Judge, Superior Court of Cook County [Illinois], 1960-1961
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1975-1978


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