Log In

John Bleveans Edit Profile

John Bleveans, American Lawyer. Bar: Texas 1965, District of Columbia 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1969, Illinois 1971. Alderman City of Evanston, Illinois, 1981-1989; chairman Evanston Zoning Board Appeals, 1991-1992. Captain United States Naval Reserve retired; Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, National Ski Patrol, Law Club Chicago, University Club.


Bleveans, John was born on March 29, 1938 in Danville, Illinois, United States. Son of Edward Harold and Angelita (Robinson) Bleveans.


Trinity University (Bachelor of Arts, 1960). University of Texas (Bachelor of Laws, 1965).


Member general counsel's office Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Company, Washington, 1967-1968. Trial and appellate attorney, civil rights division United States Department Justice, 1966-1967, 69-70. Executive director Washington Lawyers' Committee, Civil Rights Under Law, 1970-1971.

Chief counsel Lawyers' Committee, Civil Rights Under Law, Cairo, 1971-1972. Associate Mayer, Brown & Platt, Chicago, 1972-1974, partner, 1974-1983, 91-92. Senior vice president, associate, general counsel Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, 1983-1989.

Deputy general counsel Continental Bank N.A., Chicago, 1989-1991. Partner Mayer, Brown & Platt, 1991-1992. Of counsel Arthur Andersen & Company, 1992-1995, Hong Kong, 1996-1997, Sydney, Australia, 1995-1996.

Tour guide & charter bus driver, Tri State Travel, Galena, Illinois, 2002-2006, school bus driver. President Hanover Ambulance, Inc., 2000, treasurer 2006-2007.


Member, 1990-1991 and Chairman, 1991—, Evanston Zoning Board of Appeals. Formerly: Counsel, Mayer, Brown & Platt, Chicago, Illinois. Department General Counsel, Continental Bank N.A., 1983-1991.

Member: State Bar of Texas. The District of Columbia Bar. American Bar Association.

Law Club of Chicago; Legal Club of Chicago. (Counsel).


Married Luanna Harrison Burdick, August 17, 1962. Children: Lincoln Edward, Melanie Catherine.