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Encyclopedia > Robert R. Thomas
For other persons named Robert Thomas, see Robert Thomas (disambiguation).

Robert R. Thomas (born August 7, 1952 in Rochester, NY) is Chief Justice on the Supreme Court of Illinois for the Second District as of 2006. He received his B.A. degree in government from the University of Notre Dame in 1974 and was named an Academic All-American in that same year. He received his J.D. degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1981. He was elected circuit court judge in DuPage County in 1988. There, he presided over civil jury trials and was the Acting Chief Judge from 1989 to 1994. In 1994, Judge Thomas was elected to the Appellate Court Second District. On December 4, 2000 Justice Thomas was sworn in as the Illinois Supreme Court Justice for the Second District. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: The Flour City, The Flower City, The Worlds Image Center Motto: Rochester: Made for Living Location of Rochester in New York State Country United States State New York County Monroe Mayor Robert Duffy Area    - City 37. ... The Chief Justice in many countries is the name for the presiding member of a Supreme Court in Commonwealth- or other countries with an Anglosaxon type of justice, such as the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the Supreme... Supreme Court of Illinois is the apex court of judicature of the state of Illinois, United States of America. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: or IPA: is a leading Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Juris Doctor (Latin for Teacher of Law) or J.D. is a degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries. ... The Loyola University Chicago School of Law is the only law school on the Magnificent Mile of Chicagos North Michigan Avenue. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Circuit courts previously were United States federal courts established in each federal judicial district. ... A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ... DuPage County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the common law, civil law refers to the area of law governing relations between private individuals. ... For the 1980s television show, see Trial by Jury (TV). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... An appeal is the act or fact of challenging a judicially cognizable and binding judgment to a higher judicial authority. ... December 4 is the 338th day of the year (339th on leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

In April 1996, Justice Thomas was inducted into the Academic All-American Hall of Fame, and in January 1999, he received the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award. Justice Thomas is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A bar association is a professional body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ...

External link

  • Robert R. Thomas bio at the Illinois Supreme Court
Preceded by:
Gary Hall, Sr.
Lawrie Mifflin
Drew Pearson
Cynthia Potter
Sally Ride
Harry Smith
Silver Anniversary Awards (NCAA)
Class of 1999
Dave Casper
Anita DeFrantz
Pat Summitt
Lynn Swann
Robert R. Thomas
Bill Walton
Succeeded by:
Dianne Baker
Junior Bridgeman
Pat Haden
Lisa Rosenblum
John Dickson Stufflebeem
John Trembley



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