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*Arnette Hubbard was born on January 1, 1935. She is a Black lawyer, judge, and administrator.
Born Arnette Rhinehart in Arkansas, she was an only child. Her grandfather encouraged her to become an outstanding lawyer and judge. Hubbard received her B.A. in mathematics and chemistry from Southern Illinois University. She graduated from the University of Illinois John Marshall Law School in 1969; she began private practice in 1972 and served three consecutive terms on the Chicago Board of Elections.
Hubbard was the first woman president of the National Bar Association in 1981, and from 1985 to 1989, she was a commissioner for the Chicago Cable Commission. She was also the first black president of the Illinois Association of Election Commissioners. Hubbard is a circuit judge for the circuit court of Cook County, appointed in 1997; elected in 1998. She was also the first woman president of the Cook County Bar Association.