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Colette Johnston Hedien

Colette Johnston Hedien, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1981. National Science Foundation scholar, 1962.


Hedien, Colette Johnston was born in 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of George A. and Catherine (Bugan) Johnston.


Bachelor of Science with honors, University Wisconsin, 1960. Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 1981.


Teacher School District 39, Wilmette, Illinois, 1960-1963, Tustin (California) Public Schools, 1964-1966. Extern law clerk to judge Chicago, 1980, United States Attorney' General’ s Office, Chicago, 1980. Private practice Northbrook, Illinois, since 1981.

Member Chicago Appellate Law Committee, 1982—1983, chairman, 1987—1988.


Attorney Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. Founding director University Irvine Friends of Library., 1965—1966. Guidance volunteer Glenbrook High School, 1984—1989.

Trustee Village of Northbrook, 1989—1997. Member Women's Board Field Museum. Board directors Illinois Project for Special.

Needs Children, since 1998. Founder American Women of Surrey, England, 1975—1977. Member American Bar Association (committee on real property), Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, North Shore Panhellenic Association (representative since 1982), Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta (board directors).


Married Wayne E. Hedien. 3 children.