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Full Text of HR0753  100th General Assembly

HR0753 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives are saddened to learn of the death of Justice
4John P. Schmidt, who passed away on December 19, 2017; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Justice Schmidt was born in Springfield to Phillip
6H. and Susan Conavay Schmidt on January 8, 1965; he attended
7Farmingdale Grade School and Lanphier High School, where he
8played center for the football team for four years; he had
9dreams of a career in law and attended Western Illinois
10University and the University of Tulsa College of Law; he
11married Robin Lee DuRocher in Springfield on October 5, 2001;
12and
 
13    WHEREAS, Justice Schmidt worked as a Special Assistant
14United States Attorney from 1990 to 1992; from 1992 to 1995, he
15worked as an Assistant State's Attorney and as First Assistant
16State's Attorney for four years; he was appointed the State's
17Attorney for Sangamon County in 1999; and
 
18    WHEREAS, Justice Schmidt served as Sangamon County State's
19Attorney for 11 years before being appointed a Circuit Court
20Judge for the Illinois Circuit in 2010; he was appointed as a
21Justice of the 4th District Appellate Court by the Illinois
22Supreme Court on December 7, 2017; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, Justice Schmidt served on numerous boards,
2including the Illinois State's Attorney Appellate Prosecutor's
3Office and the Illinois State's Attorneys Association for which
4he served as president in 2004; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Justice Schmidt loved to travel with his wife and
6son, enjoyed playing trivia, completing crossword puzzles, and
7spending time with the family dog, Macaroni; and
 
8    WHEREAS, Justice Schmidt was a devoted husband and father,
9a highly respected attorney, prosecutor, and judge, and a
10beloved Springfield citizen; and
 
11    WHEREAS, Justice Schmidt was preceded in death by his
12parents; and
 
13    WHEREAS, Justice Schmidt is survived by his wife, Robin;
14his son, John "Johnny" P. Schmidt; his uncle and aunt, Eric and
15Joanne Schmidt; his in-laws, Norma Seibert and Robert DuRocher;
16and his brothers-in-law, Ryan (Melinda) DuRocher and Scott
17(Toni) Seibert; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews,
18colleagues, and friends; therefore, be it
 
19    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
20HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we

 

 

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1mourn the passing of Justice John P. Schmidt, and extend our
2sincere condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew
3and loved him; and be it further
 
4    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
5presented to the family of Justice Schmidt as an expression of
6our deepest sympathy.