Nicholas John Bua

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Nicholas John Bua (February 9, 1925 – November 1, 2002) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Bua was in the United States Army in 1943. He received a J.D. from De Paul University College of Law in 1953. He was in private practice in Chicago, Illinois from 1953 to 1963. He was a Presiding Judge, Melrose Park Village Court, Illinois in 1963. He was an Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division, County Department, Illinois from 1964 to 1971. He was a Circuit Court Judge, Cook County, Illinois from 1971 to 1976. He was a Justice, Appellate Court, State of Illinois, First District from 1976 to 1977. He was a Special counsel, Inslaw Case from 1991 to 1993. He was in private practice in Chicago, Illinois from 1991 to 2002.

Bua was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Bua was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on July 19, 1977, to a seat vacated by William J. Lynch. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 7, 1977, and received his commission on October 11, 1977. Bua served in that capacity until November 4, 1991, due to retirement.

He died in Melrose Park, Illinois.

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