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Jack Darrow FRANKS

Jack Darrow Franks, American lawyer, state legislator. Bar: Illinois 1989, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1989, United States District Court District of Columbia 1990. Named Ten Outstanding Young People, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 2000; Legislator of Year Award, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 2001; Legislator of Year Award, Illinois Bankers Association, 2003.

Background

  • Franks, Jack Darrow was born on October 2, 1963 in Belvidere, Illinois, United States. Son of Herbert Hoover and Eileen Rosalyn (Pepper) Franks.

  • Education

    • London School of Economics, London, England. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Bachelor of Arts, with honors and distinction, 1985). American University, Washington College of Law (Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1989).

      Articles Editor, Administrative Law Journal, 1988-1989. Member, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, since 1989. Spoken languages: Portuguese and Spanish.

    Career

    • Associate Wildman, Harrold, Allen and Dixon, Chicago, 1989. Attorney Law Firm of Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, since 1993. Member District 63 Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois, since 1999.

      Board directors The Bricton Group, Northbrook, Illinois, Al Gelato Ice Cream, Franklin Park, Illinois.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1989, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1989, United States District Court District of Columbia 1990.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Jewish

    Membership

    Volunteer, Chicago Multiple Sclerosis Association, 1989. Member American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Council Foreign Relations, Brazilian American Cultural Committee.

    Personality

    Interests

    Portuguese and spanish studies, travel, fishing.

    Connections

    • father: Herbert Hoover Franks
    • mother: Eileen Rosalyn (Pepper) Franks
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    Born October 2, 1963
    (age 53)
    Nationality
    • 1989
      Illinois and United States
    • 1989
      Admitted to the bar