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Judge Roger J Kiley

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Judge Roger J Kiley

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death Sep 1974 (aged 72)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 178687799 View Source
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JUDGE ROGER J. Kiley, 73, recently retired from the United States Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, died last night after collapsing at movie at Rosary college, River Forest.

Judge Kiley, who lived at 169 N. Grove Av., Oak Park, was dead on arrival at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park. His sister, Sister Mark Kiley, a nun, was with him when he died.

In 1961 Judge Kiley was appointed to the Appeals Court by President Kennedy. In 1968 he drew attention when he wrote the majority opinion upholding the Justice Department's racial discrimination suit against School district 151 in South Holland. He had retired to senior status last Jan. 1.

In 1920 and 1921 Judge Kiley was an All-American end under Knute Rockne at the University of Notre Dame and also won letters in basketball and baseball. Later he coached at Notre Dame, Loyola University, and Auburn University.

JUDGE KILEY served as 37th Ward alderman from 1933 to 1940, when he was elected to the Superior Court.

A year later he was appointed to the Illinois Appellate Court where he served until his appointment to the Federal bench.

Judge Kiley's wife of 40 years, Helen, died last year. He is survived by four daughters, Kathleen, Maura, Mrs. Deirdre LeFevour, and Mrs. Gillian Carey, and two sons, Roger J. Jr., and John. Services were being planned.

MASS FOR Roger J. Kiley, 73, retired judge of the United States Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Edmund Catholic Church, 188 S. Oak Park Av., Oak Park.

Judge Kiley died Friday night after collapsing at Rosary College, River Forest. He was dead on arrival at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park. With him at the time was his sister, Sister Mary Kiley, a nun.

In 1968, Judge Kiley wrote the opinion upholding the Justice Department's racial discrimination suit against the suburban South Holland School District. Appointed to the Appeals Court by President Kennedy in 1961, Judge Kiley retired to senior status last Jan. 1.

JUDGE KILEY was an All-American end under Knute Rockne at the University of Notre Dame in 1920 and 1921, and later coached at Notre Dame, Loyola University, and Auburn University.

He served as 37th Ward alderman from 1933 to 1940 when he was elected to the Superior Court. He was appointed to the Illinois Appellate Court a year later.

He is survived by four daughters, Kathleen, Maura, Mrs. Deirdre LeFevour, and Mrs. Gillian Carey; and two sons, Roger J. Jr., and John.

A memorial service for the late Senior Judge Roger J. Kiley of the United States Court of Appeals was held Friday in court chambers in the Dirksen Federal Building. Judge Kiley, a former all-American football player at Notre Dame and a former 37th Ward alderman, died Sept. 6, at the age of 73. He had been a judge for 34 years, the last 17 with the Court of Appeals.


Chicago Tribune (IL) - September 7, 8, and 9, 1974 and December 7, 1974


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  • Added: 23 Apr 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 178687799
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/178687799/roger-j-kiley : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Roger J Kiley (23 Oct 1901–Sep 1974), Find a Grave Memorial ID 178687799, citing Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by obsessive journey (contributor 47009979) .