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Russell Robinson Debow, American judge. Member Cook County Bar Association (past vice president, general secretary, director), Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Bar Association (past chairman judicial council), World Association Judges, American Arbitration Association (nat. panel arbitrators).

Background

Debow, Russell Robinson was born on August 5, 1913 in Lovejoy, Illinois, United States. Son of John W. and Bettie E. (Robinson) DeB.

Education

1 daughter, Dolores Diana. Bachelor of Education, Illinois State Normal U., 1935. Postgraduate, Georgetown University Law School, 1951-1953.

Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 1954.

Career

Bar: Illinois bar 1955. Director recreation, Lovejoy, 1935. Assistant area director World Pet Association, East St. Louis, Illinois, 35-37.

Assistant area director National Youth Administration, East St. Louis, 1937-1941, state officer for Negro affairs, 1941-1942, assistant to regional director, Chicago, 1942-1943. With Doehler-Jarvis Corporation, Chicago, 1943-1946. Nat. field representative Robert S. Abbot Public Company (publications Chicago Defender), 1946-1949.

Sales manager Robert S. Abbot Public Company (Chicago Defender), 1949-1951. Assistant to director OPS, Washington, 1951-1953. Assistant to the United States congressman, Chicago, 1954-1961, practiced in, 1955-1962, deputy commissioner department investigation, City Chicago, 1962-1965, administrative assistant to mayor, 1965-1967.

Magistrate Circuit Court Cook County, 1967-1971, associate judge, 1971, judge, since 1971. Cons. special mission to Africa International Cooperation Administration, 1961. Labor consultant USOM to Liberia, International Cooperation Administration, 1961.

Membership

Member Cook County Bar Association (past vice president, general secretary, director), Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Bar Association (past chairman judicial council), World Association Judges, American Arbitration Association (nat. panel arbitrators).

Connections

Married Ruth Willa Duncan, December 28, 1937.

father:
John W. DeB.

mother:
Bettie E. (Robinson) DeB.

spouse:
Ruth Willa Duncan