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Ronald Charles Smith

Ronald Charles Smith, American lawyer, educator. Bar: Illinois 1965, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois, 1967, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1977, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1992. Alumni scholar, Loyola Law School, Chicago, 1962-1965.

Background

  • Smith, Ronald Charles was born on December 9, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Riley C. Smith and Rita Elizabeth (Thompson) De Vito.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Loyola University, 1955. Juris Doctor, Loyola University, 1965.

    Career

    • Lecturer Loyola University, Chicago, 1955-1956. Clerk Justice John McCormick Illinois Appellate Court Cook County, 1965-1966. Attorney law department Santa Fe R.R., 1966-1968.

      Member faculty John Marshall Law School, 1966-1968, professor, since 1968. Member Illinois Constitutional Convention, Springfield, 1969-1970. Assistant state's attorney Cook County, 1975-1976, 1979-1980.

      Special hearing officer Illinois Civil Service Commission, 1977-1978.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1965, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois, 1967, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1977, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1992.

    Works

    • Author: (trial books) American Bar Association National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, since 1990. Contributor articles on Illinois Constitution to professional journals.

    Membership

    Board directors Committee on Illinois Government, Chicago, 1971-1978, Illinois Board Ethics, 1974-1977. Chairman Indiana Precinct Organization, Chicago, 1973-1974. Member Governor's Transition Task Force, Illinois, 1972-1973.

    Member Illinois Supreme Court Criminal Rules Committee, 1992-2002. Member Cook County Criminal Justice Coordinator Committee, 1992-1996. Chair education committee Chicago Sisters International Program, Galway, Ireland.

    Lieutenant Commander USNAF Reserve, 1956-1977. Member of American Bar Association (criminal justice section, director National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition since 1990, vice chair publications 1996-1998, vice chair planning 1999—2000, chair elect 2000-2001, chair 2001-2002), International Association Prosecutors, International Bar Association, Union League Club Chicago, Alpha Sigma Rho, Pi Gamma Mu, Blue Key.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Ann Scherer, June 27, 1971. Children: Michael Charles, Matthew James.
    • father: Riley C. Smith Vito
    • mother: Rita Elizabeth (Thompson) De Vito
    • spouse: Mary Ann Scherer
    • children: Michael Charles Smith
    • Matthew James Smith
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    Born December 9, 1933
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