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Nicholas John Bua

Biography of Nicholas John Bua

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Bua
  • First Name: Nicholas
  • Middle Name: John
  • Date of Birth: February , 9 , 1925
  • Place of Birth (POB): Chicago , Illinois (US-IL, IL, 17, Ill., Il., Ills., Ill's)
  • Date of Death: November , 1 , 2002
  • Place of Death (POD): Melrose Park , Illinois (US-IL, IL, 17, Ill., Il., Ills., Ill's)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Nicholas John Bua Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 07/19/1977
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Lynch , William J.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 07/19/1977
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 10/05/1977
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/07/1977
  • Commission Date: 10/11/1977
  • Date of Termination: 11/04/1991
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Retirement

Nicholas John Bua in the Law School

  • Name of School: DePaul University College of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1953

Nicholas John Bua Career Path


  • U.S. Army, 1943
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1953-1963
  • Presiding judge, Melrose Park [Illinois] Village Court, 1963
  • Associate judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, Law Division, County Department, 1964-1971
  • Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1971-1976
  • Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 1976-1977
  • Special counsel for Inslaw, Inc. v. United States, U.S. Department of Justice, 1991-1993
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1991-2002
  • Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, September 10, 1980; no Senate vote


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