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Frederic R. DeYoung

Previous Illinois Supreme Court Justice


Frederic R. DeYoung was born in Chicago on September 12, 1875. He was admitted to the Bar on June 17, 1897. On June 17, 1927 Northwestern University conferred on him the degree of LL.D. Justice DeYoung served as Representative in the 49th and 50th General Assemblies (1915-1919), was a member of the Constitutional Convention (1920) and chairman of its Committee on the Judicial Department. By appointment of Gov. Lowden on January 5, 1921 he became Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County to fill a vacancy. On November 6, 1923 he was elected Judge of the Superior Court of Cook County, and was elected to the Supreme Court on June 2, 1924, being re-elected on June 5, 1933. He died in Chicago on November 16, 1934.