John Erlenborn

Republican Congressman from Illinois involved in OEO Legal Services and Legal Services Act. Later LSC board member then interim LSC president.

Person details

Where most active professionally: Illinois and National
Law type: Civil
Lists: In Memoriam, LSC Board/Staff, and Member of Congress
Source: CNEJL
Date deceased: Oct 30, 2005


John Neal Erlenborn (February 8, 1927 – October 30, 2005) was a lawyer and a former Republican member of the U.S. Congressional Delegations from Illinois, representing the 14th (then after 1980s redistricting the 13th) district. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Erlenborn was a graduate of Loyola University Chicago (1945-49) and Loyola University Chicago School of Law (1949). He represented his district for twenty years, from January 1965 to January 1985, a period which began with the 89th U.S. Congress. He retired after serving in the 98th U.S. Congress. He subsequently became an adjunct faculty member of the Georgetown University Law Center, and served as a board member for the Legal Services Corporation from 1989 to 2001, and as interim president of the LSC from 2001-2003. He died on October 30, 2005.

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