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Mitchell Ware, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1967, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1967, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971. Named Outstanding Young Man American, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, 1972.


Ware, Mitchell was born on December 27, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert Arthur and Bertha Mae (Peete) Ware.


Bachelor, St. Ambrose College, 1955. Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 1967.


Narcotic agent, Illinois Division Narcotic Control, 1960-1966;superintendent, Illinois Division Narcotic Control, 1968-1969;law clerk, United States District Court, 1966-1967;news reporter, Station WBBM-television-television, Chicago, 1967-1968;partner, Mazza, Mazzio & Ware, Chicago, 1967-1977;superintendent, Illinois Bureau Investigations, Springfield, 1970-1972;department superintendent, Chicago Police Department, 1972-1978;partner, Lafontant, Wilkins, Jones & Ware, Chicago, 1978-1983;partner, Jones, Ware & Grenard, Chicago, since 1983. Division director Regional Transportation Authority, 1978-1983. Member President Nixon's National Commission Marijuana and Drug Abuse, 1971-1973.

Professor criminal law. DePaul University, Chicago, 1967-1971. Lecturer, 1974-1984.


Area chairman Boy Scouts American, 1969-1971, executive board, 1972-1986. Trustee Federal Defender Program. Board directors Easter Seal Society, Chicago, 1975-1985, Athletes Against Drugs, Chicago, since 1985, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1972-1986.

Sergeant United States Army, 1955-1957. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Cook County Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (criminal law committee 1967-1969), National Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Judicature Society, St. Elizabeth's Alumni Association (chairman 1986-1988), Phi Alpha Delta.


Married Patricia R. Ford, October 26, 1955 (divorced December 1967). Children: Pamela Marie, Mitchell, Gregory, Robert. Married Nancy J. Herrmann, December 20, 1973 (divorced).

1 child, Michael Paul.