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John Payson Shonkwiler

John Payson Shonkwiler, judge. Bar: Illinois 1962. Member of Illinois Judges Association (president 1983), Illinois Bar Association (assembly member 1984-1986), Rotary.

Background

Shonkwiler, John Payson was born on December 5, 1933. Son of Robert P. and Mary Gedge (Dickey) Shonkwiler.

Education

University of Illinois (Bachelor of Arts). Northwestern University (Juris Doctor).

Career

Associate Shonkwiler & Shonkwiler, Monticello, Illinois, 1962—1965. Chief judge 6th Judicial Circuit Court, since 1965. Member Illinois Governor's Task Force Driving Under Influence Alcohol, 1983—1986.

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1978, captain Reserve.

Membership

Member of Illinois Judges Association (president 1983), Illinois Bar Association (assembly member 1984-1986), Rotary.