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Lawyer , traffic court and law consultant

James Peter Economos, American lawyer, traffic court and law consultant. Bar: Illinois 1931, United States District Court (no district) Illinois 1933, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1944.

Background

Economos, James Peter was born on February 18, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Peter D. and Eugenia G. (Sikokis) Economos.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University Illinois, 1930. Juris Doctor, University Illinois, 1931. Doctor of Humanities, Lewis University, 1979.

Career

Associate Reeda & Peace, Chicago, 1931-1937. Partner Reeda, Peace, Bopp & Economos, 1937-1947, Economos and Reeda, Chicago, 1947-1980. Sole practice, since 1980.

Director National Safety Council, 1966-1977, vice president, 1968-1977. Chairman National Commission Alcohol and Drugs, 1959-1961, Illinois Secretary State Traffic Safety Advisory Council, 1972-1980, vice chairman, since 1980. Secretary Doctor William M. Scholl Foundation, 1947-1980, executive director, 1972-1980.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1931, United States District Court (no district) Illinois 1933, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1944.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Preparer studies of 48 city, county and state courts, 1952-1972. Contributor numerous book chapters, journal articles on traffic courts, safety and law.

Membership

Board directors Viterbo College, LaCross, Wisconsin, since 1980. Board directors Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois, since 1979. Member audit committee Loyola University, Chicago.

Fellow American Bar Foundation, Institute Judicial Administration. Member American Bar Association (assistant secretary 1948-1952, ho of deals 1942-1944, chairman various conferences, executive director traffic court program 1942-1972), Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, American Judicature Society, American Judges Association (law 1960-1979), Delta Theta Phi Clubs: University, Legal, Mid-Day. Lodges: Rotary One; Shriners.

Connections

Married Eleanore R. McCann, July 17, 1943. 1 son, Peter L.; married second Jessica Gavrilovich, August 7, 1979. Stepchildren: G. Raymond Gavery, Georgina Spielke.

father:
Peter D. Economos

mother:
Eugenia G. (Sikokis) Economos

spouse:
Eleanore R. McCann

spouse:
second Jessica Gavrilovich

child:
G. Raymond Gavery Economos

child:
Georgina Spielke Economos