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Glen Landis Bower was American judge, lawyer.


Bower, Glen Landis was born on January 16, 1949 in Highland, Illinois, United States. Son of Ray Landis and Evelyn Ferne (Ragland) Bower.


Bachelor, Southern Illinois University, 1971. Juris Doctor (honorary), Illinois Institute of Technology, 1974.


Judge advisory United States Air Force Reserve, 1974—1999. Retired; sole practice Effingham, Illinois, 1974-1983. Prosecutor Effingham County, 1976-1979.

Member Illinois House of Representatives, Springfield, 1979-1983. Assistant director, general counsel Illinois Department Revenue, Illinois, 1983-1990. Presidential appointed chairman United States R.R. Retirement Board, 1990-1997.

Assistant to Illinois Secretary of State, 1998-1999. Appointed director revenue State of Illinois, 1999—2003. Senior advisor United States Small Business Administration, Washington, 2004—2005.

Judge United States Immigration Court, Chicago, 2005—2009. Military aide to Governor of Illinois, 1999-2003. Liaison member Administrative Conference of United States, 1991-1995.

Member National Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, 1976-1980, United States Economic Advisory Board of United States Department Commerce, Washington, 1981-1985, Illinois General Assembly State Advisory Committee on Circuit Court Finance, Springfield, 1984. Member Revenue Board Appeals, Chicago, 1985-1987, chairman, 1986-1987. Member Committee of 50 on Illinois Constitution, 1987-1988.

Advisory committee on electronic tax administration Internal Revenue Service, 2000-2003, Southern Illinois University Public Policy Institute, 2000.


The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.


All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.


God enables every person to resist evil, by accepting forgiveness and liberation, and willing to be open to the Holy Spirit.


Alternate delegate Republican National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, 1972, Republican National Convention, New Orleans, 1988, Republican National Convention Houston, 1992. Vice chairman Effingham County Republican Control Committee, Illinois, 1976-1990. Board directors Dana-Thomas House Foundation, Springfield, Illinois, 1989-1990, Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale Foundation,1993-, president's county.

Trustee McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois, 1978-1981. Chairman State of Illinois Organ and Tissue Donors Advisory Board, 1993-1998. Lieutenant colonel United States Air Force Reserve, since 1974.

Fellow Illinois Bar Foundation (life), American Bar Foundation (life). Member American Bar Association (administrative practice committee of taxation section, court procedure committee, member exec.com. national association state tax bar sections, employment taxes committee 1990), Federal Bar Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, Republican National Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association (secretary state taxation section county 1987-1988, vice-chair 1988-1989, chair 1989-1990, labor law section county 1976-1977, section county on employee benefits since 1991), Effingham County Bar Association (secretary 1976-1977, president 1983-1984), Chicago Bar Association, National Association Tax Adminstrs. (vice chairman attorneys section 1985-1986, 88-89, chairman 1986-1988), National Conference Special Court Judges, Effingham County Old Settlers Association (president, board directors 1983-1986), Illinois State History Society, (vice president 1979-1981, board directors Executive Committee 1983-1986, Ralph C. Francis award 1967), Effingham Regional History Society, Small Business Administration Advisory Council (board directors 1973-1977), Effingham County Mental Health Association (public affairs committee 1977-1978), United States Capitol History Society (charter), Abraham Lincoln Association, Capitol Hill Club, Army and Navy Club Washington District of Columbia, Supreme Court of the United States Court History Society, The National Sojourners, Burgesses of Colonial Williamsburg (charter), American county of Young Political leaders, Art Institute of Chicago, Smithsonian Associations, Southern Illinois U. Carbondale Foundation (board directors since 1993), Field Museum of Natural History, Southern Illinois University Alumni Association (life), American Legion, Reserve Officers Association, Judge Advisers Association, Air Force Association, Shriners, Kiwanis (president 1977-1978), Sons of America Revolution, Phi Alpha Delta (district justice Center Illinois andInd.