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John Newton Rooks

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John Newton Rooks, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1973, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1973.

Background

Rooks, John Newton was born on January 7, 1948 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of R. Newton and Ruth D. Rooks.

Education

Bachelor, DePauw University, 1970. Juris Doctor, Washington University, 1973.

Career

Corporation attorney Northern Trust Company, Chicago, 1973—1976. Partner Hynds, Rooks, Yohnka & Bzdill, Morris, since 1976.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1973, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1973.

Membership

Chairman board directors American Red Cross, Morris, 1980-1982, advisory committee, 1996-1997. Administrative council 1st United Methodist Church, Morris, 1985-1986. Trustee, 1982-1984; citizens advisory committee Morris Community High School, 1984-1987.

Board directors Morris Elementary School District 54, 1987-1991, 95. Board directors Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc., 1996-2008, vice president, 1996-2000, president, 2000-2003. Secretary-treasurer Morris Progress, LLC, 1997-2004.

Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Grundy County Bar Association (president 1983-1984), Grundy County Chamber of C. (chairman board 1982).

Connections

Married Mary Preston Noell, September 15, 1973. Children: John Newton, Thomas N.

father:
R. Newton

mother:
Ruth D. Rooks

spouse:
Mary Preston Noell

children:
John Newton Rooks

Thomas N. Rooks