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John Peter Barnes

Biography of John Peter Barnes

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Barnes
  • First Name: John
  • Middle Name: Peter
  • Date of Birth: March , 15 , 1881
  • Place of Birth (POB): Beaver County , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Date of Death: April , 10 , 1959
  • Place of Death (POD): Elgin , Illinois (US-IL, IL, 17, Ill., Il., Ills., Ill's)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John Peter Barnes Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Herbert Hoover ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/26/1931
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 46 Stat. 1417
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 02/26/1931
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/02/1931
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/02/1931
  • Commission Date: 03/04/1931
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1948
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1957
  • Retirement from Active Service: 09/15/1957
  • Date of Termination: 12/31/1958
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Resignation

John Peter Barnes in the Law School

  • Name of School: Geneva College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1904

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Michigan Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1907

John Peter Barnes Career Path


  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1907-1913, 1914-1931
  • First assistant attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1913-1914
  • Basset hound breeder/co-owner, Barook Kennels, 1957-1959


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