John Francis Grady

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John Francis Grady
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Assumed office
May 23, 1994
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In office
1986–1990
Preceded by Frank James McGarr
Succeeded by James Byron Moran
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In office
November 21, 1975 – May 23, 1994
Appointed by Gerald Ford
Preceded by Edwin Albert Robson
Succeeded by Robert Gettleman
Personal details
Born John Francis Grady
1929 (age 88–89)
Chicago, Illinois
Education Northwestern University (B.S.)
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (J.D.)

John Francis Grady (born 1929) is an inactive Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Grady attended Lake Forest Academy, a nationally known private school for boys, and graduated in 1948. He subsequently received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in 1952 and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 1954. He was in private practice in Chicago from 1954 to 1956. He was Chief of the Criminal Division in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 1956 to 1961. He returned to private practice in Waukegan, Illinois from 1961 to 1976.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On October 20, 1975, Grady was nominated by President Gerald Ford to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois vacated by Judge Edwin Albert Robson. Grady was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 20, 1975, and received his commission on November 21, 1975. He served as Chief Judge from 1986 to 1990, and assumed senior status on May 23, 1994.[1] He took inactive senior status on January 30, 2015, meaning that while he remains a federal judge, he no longer hears cases or participates in the business of the court.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Edwin Albert Robson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
1975–1994
Succeeded by
Robert Gettleman
Preceded by
Frank James McGarr
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
1986–1990
Succeeded by
James Byron Moran