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Albert M. Crampton

Previous Illinois Supreme Court Justice


Albert M. Crampton was born in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, January 7, 1900. He graduated from Cornell University Law School at Ithaca, N.Y. in 1922 and later studied special courses at Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the Bar in 1923, he practiced law in Moline until elected Judge of the City Court in 1931, and was re-elected in 1937. He voluntarily returned to active practice in 1943, organized his own firm and practiced law until his election to the Illinois Supreme Court in June of 1948. During his tenure in the trial Court, Judge Crampton was frequently called to Chicago to preside over the Circuit and Superior Courts of Cook County and often served in Probate, County and Circuit courts of his own County and District. A past Commander of the Moline Post, American Legion, Judge Crampton was always active in civic affairs. He served as an elected member of the Moline Board of Education from 1944 to 1947. Upon his return to active practice he was twice elected president of the Rock Island Bar Association and for three years was a member of the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association. He died March 13, 1953.