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PARKINSON, William Lynn


Source: The Hammond Times (Formerly The Lake County Times) Wednesday 28 October 1959 p 1

Police in Chicago and nearby cities were alerted today to watch for Judge William Lynn Parkinson of the U.S. Court of Appeals, who has been missing since late Monday afternoon. John Neurauter, acting deputy chief of detectives, said Parkinson's disappearance was reported Tuesday by the judge's son, William Lynn Jr., of Lafayette, Ind. Judge Parkinson, 57, last was seen about 5 p.m., Monday by Deputy Marshal Joseph Tennes on the near North Side near the appellate court building. Police said young Parkinson told them his father, who lives near the court building, suffers from low blood pressure and may be a victim of amnesia. Young Parkinson came to Chicago after his mother telephoned him, telling him of his father's disappearance. Mrs. Parkinson said she had not been alarmed Monday night when her husband did not return home as he often goes on overnight trips to Lafayette to visit his son. The judge was born in Attica, Ind., on Sept. 18, 1902. Admitted to the bar in Indiana in 1923, he practiced at Lafayette until 1937 when he was elected a circuit judge in Tippecanoe County. Parkinson was appointed to the U.S. District Court of Northern Indiana by President Eisenhower in 1954. He was nominated to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 21, 1957, and sworn in on Sept. 6. The younger Parkinson said his father's disappearance was not reported immediately in hopes he would show up. The judge was reported off sick Tuesday. The family said Parkinson when last seen was wearing a blue homburg hat, a navy blue raincoat, a dark gray, penciled striped suit and a dark bow tie with a trace of red in it.

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