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Joseph B. McDonnell

Joseph B. McDonnell, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1960, Missouri 1960, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1973. Committeeman St. Clair County Democratic Party, 1974. With United States Army Reserve, 1953-1961. Fellow Illinois Bar Foundation; member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, St. Clair County Bar Association (president 1977-1978, delegate assembly 1986-1992), Academy Illinois Laureates.

Background

  • McDonnell, Joseph B. was born on November 20, 1935 in Salina, Kansas, United States. Son of John Francis and Edith (Engle) McDonnell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Government, St. Louis University, 1958. Bachelor of Laws, St. Louis University, 1960.

    Career

    • Law clerk United States District Court, Springfield, Illinois, 1960-1961. Associate Pope & Driemeyer, East St. Louis, 1961-1966. Partner Dixon & McDonnell, Belleville, 1966-1975, 1975—1998, Churchill, Nester & McDonnell, Belleville, since 1998.

      Member character and fitness committee Illinois Supreme Court, 1978-1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1960, Missouri 1960, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1973.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Committeeman St. Clair County Democratic Party, 1974. With United States Army Reserve, 1953-1961. Fellow Illinois Bar Foundation.

    Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, St. Clair County Bar Association (president 1977-1978, delegate assembly 1986-1992), Academy Illinois Laureates.

    Connections

    • Married Betty E. Marlin, November 27, 1965 (deceased). Children: Jean Elizabeth, Jennifer Annual.
    • father: John Francis McDonnell
    • mother: Edith (Engle) McDonnell
    • spouse: Betty E. Marlin
    • children: Jean Elizabeth McDonnell
    • Jennifer Annual McDonnell
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    Born November 20, 1935
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