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State supreme court justice

Jacob W. Wilkin, state supreme court justice.

Background

Wilkin, Jacob W. was born on June 7, 1837 in Newark, Ohio, United States. Son of Isaac and Sarah Wilkin.

Education

Studied law under late Judge John Scholfield in Marshall, Clark Co.

Career

Practiced in Marshall, Illinois. Circuit judge, 1879-1888, and during that time served 3 years in appellate court, 4th district. Removed to Danville, 1885.

Judge, 1888—1907, chief justice, June 7, 1901-1902, Supreme Court of Illinois.

Connections

father:
Isaac Wilkin

mother:
Sarah Wilkin