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William Henry Thigpen, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1958, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1959, United States Tax. Court 1971.


Thigpen, William Henry was born on January 6, 1928 in Mascot, Tennessee, United States. Son of William Marcus and Dixie Leota (Craig) Thigpen.


Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1950. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1951. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1958.


Associate, Sidley & Austin and predecessor, Chicago, 1958-1965;partner, Sidley & Austin and predecessor, Chicago, 1966-1989;general counsel, Northwestern University.


Member American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, American Society Hospital Attorneys, National Association College and University Attorneys, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago Council Lawyers, Harvard Law Society Illinois (past president), National Harvard Law School Association (past vice president). Clubs: University, Economic, Law, Mid-Day, Northwestern (past president) (Chicago).


Married Marsha Opdycke Caldwell, January 4, 1986. Children: Laura Alison Thigpen Gilbert, James Cameron, Kelly Elizabeth. Stepchildren: Anna Loveridge Caldwell, Abigail Lewis Caldwell.