Title: Lawyer, State Official
Company: Cook County Jail
Location: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Paul M. Sengpiehl, Attorney and State Official, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Law.
Mr. Sengpiehl is a dedicated civil servant and private practice attorney. He currently serves the Cook County Jail in Illinois as an ordained minister, and has been the chairman of the American Baptist Cook County Jail Ministry since 1996. Mr. Sengpiehl worked with as an attorney general in various governmental departments in the state of Illinois for many years, notably serving from 1976 to 1983 as an assistant attorney general in the Court of Claims Division for the office of the Attorney General of Illinois. Mr. Sengpiehl is well known as a local government law columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin from 1975 to 1984.
Born in Stuart, Nebraska to Arthur Paul and Anne Marie Sengpiehl, Mr. Sengpiehl attended Wheaton College to earn a BA in 1959, followed by an MA in public administration from Michigan State University in 1961. While studying for a law degree, he worked as an administrative assistant in Chicago, and ultimately earned a JD from the Illinois Institute of Technology at the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1970. Mr. Sengpiehl joined the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund as a supervisor in 1966, and became a management officer with the Illinois Department of Local Government Affairs in 1971. From there, he served in various legal capacities for the state’s Department of Labor and the Attorney General.
Mr. Sengpiehl was licensed and ordained as a minister, and admitted to practice in the state of Illinois and the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to his legal practice, he has also taught as a political science instructor of Judson College. Mr. Sengpiehl has served in numerous civic duties in Illinois, notably as an elected committeeman with the Oak Park Township Republican Organization and as treasurer of the Cook County Correctional Chaplaincy Council. He is the author of “The Centennial Graduation Class of Wheaton College” and has performed two of his musical compositions. Mr. Sengpiehl has been married to his wife June S. Cline since 1963. He was named as a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert, and the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Sengpiehl has appeared in the pages of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in American Politics, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World.
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