|Birth Day:||May 5, 1943|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, United States|
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American lawyer who is best recognized for her work as a prosecutor during the Watergate scandal. She is also known for having served served under US President Jimmy Carter as US General Counsel of the Army from 1977 until 1980.
After receiving her BS in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she earned her JD from Columbia University's Law School in 1968. She then joined the US Department of Justice, becoming one of the first female attorneys in the organized crime section.
Jill Wine was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 5, 1943 as Jill Susan Wine. Her parents were Bert S. Wine and Sylvia Dawn (née Simon) Wine. She was raised in Chicago, where her father was a Certified Public Accountant. She was educated at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, receiving a B.S. in Communication studies and was president of her chapter of Iota Alpha Pi, and at Columbia Law School, receiving a J.D. in 1968. After her marriage to Ian Volner, also a lawyer, she practiced law as Jill Wine-Volner.
After Watergate, Wine-Volner joined a Washington, D.C. law firm. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter nominated her to serve as General Counsel of the Army, and she subsequently held that post until 1980. She was the first woman to hold the position of General Counsel of the Army. After divorcing Ian Volner, in 1980 she married her high school flame Michael Banks, an antiques dealer living in Winnetka, Illinois, and changed her name to Jill Wine-Banks.
In 1980, at the behest of Albert E. Jenner, Jr., who had served on the staff of the Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee during Watergate and who had been impressed with her in-court performance, she became a partner at the Chicago law firm of Jenner & Block.
In 1987, she became the executive director of the American Bar Association, the first woman to hold that position. In 1989, there was a minor scandal after Wine-Banks persuaded the Illinois Attorney General's office, of which Wine-Banks had once been the second in command, to assign a prosecutor to investigate a veterinarian who she believed had negligently treated her Dalmatian, leading to the dog's death. After the Chicago Tribune ran a story titled "Grieving Dog Owner Unleashes Clout with State", a former ABA president, Eugene Thomas, circulated a letter in which he said that Wine-Banks "does not understand the use of power and lacks a sense of decorum and propriety in professional matters" and should be dismissed by the ABA. She left the ABA in 1990.
In 1992, Wine-Banks joined Motorola as a director and vice president, a position she held until 2000. From 1997 to 2000, she was also a vice president of Maytag. In 2001, she founded and was the chief executive officer of Winning Workplaces, a human resources firm. She left Winning Workplaces in 2003 and joined the Chicago Public Schools as chief officer for career and technical education, a post she held until 2008. Since November 2008, Wine-Banks has worked as a consultant with F & H Solutions.
Jill was born and raised in Chicago and married antiques dealer Michael Banks.
Currently, Jill Wine-Banks is 78 years, 0 months and 6 days old. Jill Wine-Banks will celebrate 79th birthday on a Thursday 5th of May 2022. Below we countdown to Jill Wine-Banks upcoming birthday.