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Thomas Edward McClure

Thomas Edward McClure, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1979, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1979, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1980, United States District Court (central district) Illinois 1983, United States District Court (northern district) Indiana 1991, United States Supreme Court 1993.

Background

  • McClure, Thomas Edward was born on November 8, 1954 in Urbana, Illinois, United States. Son of William Leslie McClure and Carolyn Jean McClure Byrnes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Illinois State University, 1976. Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 1979. Master of Science, Illinois State University, 2001.

    Career

    • Law clerk to presiding justice Illinois Court Appeals (1st district), Chicago, 1979-1981. Associate Elliott & McClure, Bourbonnais and Momence, 1981-1988. Partner Elliott & McClure Professional Corporation, 1988—2006, of counsel, since 2007.

      Legal counsel Illinois Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1985-1986, individual development vice president, 1987-1988, regional director, 1988-1989. Attorney Village of Bourbonnais, 1989-1993, Village of Chebanse, 1993-1997, Village of Manteno, 1999-2001. Board member Bourbonnais Elementary School District, 2001-2005, president, 2003-2004.

      Adjunct instructor Illinois State University, 2003-2009, assistant professor, since 2009, director legal studies, since 2007.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1979, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1979, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1980, United States District Court (central district) Illinois 1983, United States District Court (northern district) Indiana 1991, United States Supreme Court 1993.

    Works

    • Editor DePaul Law Review, 1978-1979. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association (certified of recognition 1983), 7th Circuit Bar Association (certified of recognition 1994), Chicago Bar Association, Kankakee County Bar Association, Appellate Lawyers Association, Illinois Junior Chamber of Commerce (individual development vice president 1987-1988, Outstanding Local President 1985, Outstanding Local Director East Region 1984, Outstanding Portfolio V.P. 1987-1988, Outstanding Regional Director 1988-1989), Kankakee Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1984-1985, board directors 1983-1986), Illinois Junior Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation, Inc. (board directors, member and legal counsel 1986-1989), Illinois Junior Chamber of Commerce Charitable Camp, Inc. (board directors, legal counsel 1989-1991).

    Connections

    • Married Karen Leah Zinn, December 14, 1985.
    • father: William Leslie McClure
    • mother: Carolyn Jean McClure Byrnes
    • spouse: Karen Leah Zinn
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    Born November 8, 1954
    (age 63)
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