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Thomas A. Moran

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Thomas A. MoranLawyer, judge, and educator, Thomas A. Moran was dean of Chicago College of Law, which merged with Kent College of Law in 1902 to become Chicago-Kent College of Law. In 1879 he was elected as a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County and was the first Irish-American elected to the Cook County bench. Moran was appointed justice of the Appellate Court by the Illinois Supreme Court and in 1892 resigned to practice law in the firm Moran, Kraus, Mayer, and Stein. He then became dean of Chicago College of Law, where he also taught.

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