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William Henry Thigpen

William Henry Thigpen, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1958, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1959, United States Tax. Court 1971.

Background

  • Thigpen, William Henry was born on January 6, 1928 in Mascot, Tennessee, United States. Son of William Marcus and Dixie Leota (Craig) Thigpen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1950. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1951. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1958.

    Career

    • Associate Sidley & Austin and predecessor, Chicago, 1958-1965, partner, 1966-1989. General counsel Northwestern University.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1958, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1959, United States Tax. Court 1971.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, American Society Hospital Attorneys, National Association College and University Attorneys, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago Council Lawyers, Harvard Law Society Illinois (past president), National Harvard Law School Association (past vice president). Clubs: University, Economic, Law, Mid-Day, Northwestern (past president) (Chicago).

    Connections

    • Married Marsha Opdycke Caldwell, January 4, 1986. Children: Laura Alison Thigpen Gilbert, James Cameron, Kelly Elizabeth. Stepchildren: Anna Loveridge Caldwell, Abigail Lewis Caldwell.
    • father: William Marcus Thigpen
    • mother: Dixie Leota (Craig) Thigpen
    • spouse: Marsha Opdycke Caldwell
    • children: Laura Alison Thigpen Gilbert Thigpen
    • James Cameron Thigpen
    • Kelly Elizabeth Thigpen
    • Anna Loveridge Caldwell Thigpen
    • Abigail Lewis Caldwell Thigpen
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    Born January 6, 1928
    Died July 9, 1989
    (aged 61)
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