Addition to Cook County Court Oral History Project Collection

2/15/2015 ISCHPS

Judge R. Eugene Pincham
Judge R. Eugene Pincham (1925-2008) served as Circuit Court Judge in Cook County from 1976-1984, working in the Criminal Division, and as an Appellate Court Judge for the First District from 1984-1989. In this two part oral history Judge Pincham relates the story of his early life growing up in Limestone County, Athens, Alabama; his early education and upbringing; family; education at Le Moyne [-Owen] College in Memphis, and at Tennessee State University in Nashville; work in Chicago prior to becoming a lawyer; attending law school at Northwestern University; his wife Alzata and family; practicing law; U.S. Supreme Court cases he was involved in; getting slated to run for Circuit Judge in 1976; judicial career; running for Cook County Board President in 1990; race and gender in politics; issues relating to the criminal justice system; and the importance of extracurricular activities.

Pincham (Complete Edited Transcript)

Transcriber: Benjamin Belzer, Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission

Editor: Justin Law, Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission

Collected in 2007 by graduate students of Loyola University Chicago. A copy of this oral history was shared with the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission in 2014 by the Loyola University Archives to be transcribed and made available to the public.