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Mel Richard Jiganti

Mel Richard Jiganti, American judge. Bar: Illinois 1956, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1961. Member of American Judicature Society, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (board managers 1976-1978), Illinois Judges Association (president 1986).

Background

  • Jiganti, Mel Richard was born on July 16, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Emil Henry and Elma Olga (Sorgani) Jiganti.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Notre Dame, 1954. Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 1956.

    Career

    • Trial attorney Chicago Transit Authority, 1959—1961. Associate Petit, Olin, Overmyer & Fazio, Chicago, 1962. Trial judge Cook County, 1962—1976.

      Appellate justice Ill Appellate Court, since 1976. Adjunct professor Loyola University School Law, Chicago, 1979—1992. With United States Army, 1956-1958.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1956, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1961.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member of American Judicature Society, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (board managers 1976-1978), Illinois Judges Association (president 1986).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Ann Fusco, June 23, 1956. Children: Therese, Mark, Jeanine, John, Paul.
    • father: Emil Henry Jiganti
    • mother: Elma Olga (Sorgani) Jiganti
    • spouse: Mary Ann Fusco
    • children: Therese Jiganti
    • Mark Jiganti
    • Jeanine Jiganti
    • John Jiganti
    • Paul Jiganti
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