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Jon Richard Waltz

Jon Richard Waltz, American lawyer, educator, author. Bar: Ohio 1954, Illinois 1965. Decorated Commendation medal; recipient Distinguished Service award Society Midland Authors, 1972, Distinguished Alumni award College Wooster, 1987.


Waltz, Jon Richard was born on October 11, 1929 in Napoleon, Ohio, United States. Son of Richard R. and Lenore (Tharp) Waltz.


Bachelor of Arts with honors in Political Science, College Wooster, 1951;Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1954.


Associate, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Cleveland, 1954-1964;chief prosecutor, City of Willowick (Ohio), 1958-1964;associate professor of law, Northwestern University School Law, Chicago, 1964-1965;professor of law, Northwestern University School Law, 1965-1998;Edna B. and Ednyfed H. Williams professor of law emeritus, Northwestern University School Lawinstructor medical jurisprudence, Northwestern Medical School, 1969-1974. Book critic Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, others. Distinguished visiting professor law Illinois Institute Technology-Chicago-Kent College Law, 1974.


Member Illinois advising committee United States Commision on Civil Rights, 1971-1974. Member Illinois Criminal Justice System Policy and Planning Committee, 1973-1974, Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board, 1980-1988. Member committee medical education American Medical Association, 1982-1983.

Member Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice, 1985. Republican candidate Illinois Appellate Court, 1978. Captain Army of the United States, 1955-1958.

Member Association American Law Schools, Order of Coif, Phi Alpha Delta, Pi Sigma Alpha.