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D. Jean Pavela

D. Jean Pavela, American lawyer, retired legal association administrator. Bar: Illinois 1981, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1981, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1982. Recipient Alumni Achievement award Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, 1982.

Background

  • Pavela, D. Jean was born on January 26, 1938 in Lawrence, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Harlan W. and Frances May Miller.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Nebraska, 1960. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1962. Juris Doctor, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, 1981.

    Career

    • Research assistant Chicago Urban League, 1963-1964. Executive director Commission on Human Relations, Kansas City, Kansas, 1967-1972. Director Human Relations Commission, Maywood, Illinois, 1972-1982.

      Sole practice, 1982-1984. Director lawyer referral service Chicago Bar Association, 1984—2004.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1981, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1981, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1982.

    Membership

    Board directors Project Equality Illinois, Chicago, 1982-1987, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1982-1990, Delaney Theater Company, Oak Park, Illinois, 1985-1986. Advisory board Near West Suburban Housing Center, Westchester, Illinois, 1982-1988. Member council St. John's Lutheran Church, Maywood, Illinois, 1977-1984, 86-96.

    Synod council Metropolitan Chicago Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, 1987-1993. Member council Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Maywood, Illinois, 1998-2001, 03-05. Active Police Department Citizens Review Commission, Maywood, 2002-2005.

    Member American Bar Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation (board directors 1972-1974, 82-86, chairman personnel committee 1984-1985), Maywood C. of Chamber (board directors 1983-1986), Delta Theta Phi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, listening to music, sewing, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Todd Harold Pavela, Senior, June 2, 1958 (deceased October 1967). Children: Linda Kirsten Gentile, Todd Harold.
    • father: Harlan W.
    • mother: Frances May Miller
    • spouse: Todd Harold Pavela
    • children: Linda Kirsten Gentile Pavela
    • Todd Harold Pavela
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    Born January 26, 1938
    Nationality

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