Judge George N. Leighton Exhibit – Fall 2018
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois honored Judge George N. Leighton, who passed away at the age of 105 on June 6, 2018, in a memorial ceremony and by unveiling a special exhibit, chronicling Judge Leighton’s life, at the Court History Museum.
“Our federal Court was proud to have Judge Leighton serve on our Court. The bottom line is that he left the world a better place because of his extraordinary legal and judicial career and tremendous public service. From his military service to his use of the law to bring about change peacefully, Judge Leighton will be remembered for his extraordinary courage and perseverance,” said Chief Judge Rubén Castillo, who spoke at the memorial ceremony.
Members of Judge Leighton’s family, law colleagues from his service on both the state and federal bench and his private practice, and friends spoke of his profound impact on our nation and his influence on their own lives and careers.