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Lawyer

James McNabb Bumgarner, American judge. Named Distinguished Graduate of, University Illinois College Law; named to, Senior Illinoisians Hall of Fame.

Background

Bumgarner, James McNabb was born on September 13, 1919 in Peru, Illinois, United States. Son of Joshua Mills and Ethel (McNabb) Bumgarner.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with honors, University of Illinois, 1941;Juris Doctor, University of Illinois, 1946.

Career

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, United States Army Air Force, 1942;advanced through grades to colonel, United States Air Force, 1967;retired, United States Air Force, 1974;private practice, Rantoul, Illinois, 1947;private practice, Hannah, Mattoon, Illinoiscircuit judge, 10th Judicial Circuit of Illinois, since 1979.

Membership

Member Rotary International, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Vietnam Veterans Illinois, Retired Officers Association, Retired Judge Advocates Association, Vietnam Veterans Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, University of Illinois Alumni Association, Putnam County Bar Association, Putnam County History Society, Timber Growers Association, Judge Advocates Association, Air War College Alumni Association, Illinois College Law Deans Club, Phi Alpha Delta.

Connections

Married Helen D. Welker, February 7, 1942 (deceased May 1981). Children: Barbara Malany, Sally Guth. Married Elizabeth L. Miller, February 12, 1983.

Step-children: Tad Miller, Brian Miller, Matthew Miller.

father:
Joshua Mills Bumgarner

mother:
Ethel (McNabb) Bumgarner

spouse:
Helen D. Welker

spouse:
Elizabeth L. Miller

child:
Barbara Malany Bumgarner

child:
Sally Guth Bumgarner

child:
Tad Miller Bumgarner

child:
Brian Miller Bumgarner

child:
Matthew Miller Bumgarner