Justice Moses W. Harrison II
The Illinois Supreme Court will hold a memorial service in honor of the late Justice Moses W. Harrison II. Tributes will be given by Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride; Steve Miller, senior law clerk to Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier; Paula H. Holderman, president of the Illinois State Bar Association; and Leonard Amari from the Justinian Society of Lawyers.
WHAT: Memorial Service honoring the late Justice Moses W. Harrison II
WHEN: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Former Supreme Court Chambers, State Capitol Building, Room 212, Springfield
Justice Harrison was born in Collinsville and educated in Collinsville public schools. He received his undergraduate degree from Colorado College and his law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1958. After the private practice of law, he was appointed as a circuit judge in 1973 by the Illinois Supreme Court and was elected in 1974 to that position. At the time of his appointment, he was senior partner of the law firm of Harrison, Rarick and Cadagin in Collinsville.
In 1979, Justice Harrison was appointed to the Illinois Appellate Court in the Fifth Judicial District. He was elected in 1980 to that position and was retained by voters in 1990.
Justice Harrison was elected to the Supreme Court in 1992. He served as Chief Justice from January 2000 until his retirement in September 2002.