John Darrah

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John Darrah
Placeholder image.png
Do you have a photo that could go here? Submit it for this profile by emailing us!
Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #15
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   7/14/2000 - Present
Preceded by:   George Marovich
Personal History
Born:   1938
Hometown:   Chicago, IL
Undergraduate:   Loyola U., B.S., 1965
Law School:   Loyola U. School of Law, J.D., 1969

John W. Darrah is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He joined the court in 2000 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.

Early life and education

Darrah graduated from Loyola-Chicago with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and graduated from Loyola-Chicago Law with his Juris Doctor in 1969.[1]

Professional career

  • Attorney adviser, Federal Trade Commission, 1969-1971
  • Deputy public defender, DuPage County Public Defender Office, 1971-1973
  • Private practice, Illinois, 1971-1973
  • Adjunct professor, Northern Illinois University College of Law, 1972-present
  • Assistant state's attorney, Office of State's Attorney, Illinois, 1973-1976
  • Private practice, Illinois, 1976-1986
  • Circuit court judge, 18th Judicial Circuit Court, Illinois, 1986-2000[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Darrah was nominated by President Bill Clinton on May 11, 2000 to a seat vacated by George Marovich. Darrah was confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 2000 on a majority voice vote and received commission on July 14, 2000.[2]

See also

External links


Political offices
Preceded by:
George Marovich
Northern District of Illinois
Seat #15
Succeeded by: