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John J. Tharp Jr.

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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Born 1960 in Camp Lejeune, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Barack Obama on November 10, 2011, to a seat vacated by Blanche M. Manning. Confirmed by the Senate on May 14, 2012, and received commission on May 16, 2012.

Education:
Duke University, B.A., 1982
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1990

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1978-1980
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1980-1982, 1987-1988
U.S. Marine Corps, 1982-1987; second lieutenant, 1982-1984; first lieutenant, 1984-1987; captain, 1987
Law clerk, Hon. Joel M. Flaum, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1990-1991
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1991-1992, 1997-2012
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1992-1997

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, July 31, 2008; no Senate vote

Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- Current
Attorney
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois
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1991-1992, 1997-2012
Assistant U.S. attorney
Northern District of Illinois
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Law clerk
Hon. Joel M. Flaum, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
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U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
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1980-1982, 1987-1988
U.S. Marine Corps
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second lieutenant, 1982-1984; first lieutenant, 1984-1987; captain, 1987
U.S. Naval Reserve,
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Education
Northwestern University School of Law
J.D. (1990)
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Duke University
B.A. (1982)
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Websites & Blogs
Website
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Website
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse
219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 435-5573