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COOK COUNTY Joseph A. TECSON COMMISSIONER
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SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION

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Born in 1928, Joseph A. Tecson served as a Cook County (Illinois) Commissioner for 5 years, having first been elected in 1976. He resigned in 1982 to allow his replacement to join the board. He was the first Asian American on the board. During his time on the commission, he was on the committee that oversaw Cook County Hospital. He also was active in the convention that drafted a new Illinois Constitution in 1970.

Tecson attended Ripon College and the University of Wisconsin law school, earning his LL.B/J.D. in 1954. He was a founding member of Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. He served as special counsel to various government agencies such as the Medical Disciplinary Board, the Department of Public Aid, the Department of Public Health and the Department of Professional Regulation. Tecson also served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Shangri-La. He died in January 2015.

 

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Joseph A. Tecson obituary. (January 2011). Courtesy of Chuhak &Tecson, P.C.

County Commissioner Tecson Resigns. (January 30, 1982). Chicago Tribune, Sec. 3, p. 10.

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