In Memoriam

Glenn T. Johnson (1917-2010)

Glenn T. Johnson, a former trustee of the John Marshall Law School and the second African American to serve on the Illinois Appellate Court, died late last month at his home in Hyde Park, Illinois. He was 93 years old.

Johnson was a native of Washington, Arkansas. He received his bachelor’s degree at Wilberforce University in Ohio. After serving in the Army during World War II, he went to John Marshall Law School in Chicago, graduating in 1949.

He began his legal career as an assistant attorney general for the state of Illinois. He was elected judge of the circuit court in 1966 and served on the Illinois Appellate Court from 1973 to his retirement in 1994.

The Black Law School Students Association at John Marshall Law School is named in Johnson’s honor.