Abraham Lincoln Marovitz served as a Cook County assistant state’s attorney, then entered private practice with his brothers. In 1939, Jack Arvey, who dominated political life in the Lawndale area, picked Marovitz for an Illinois State Senate seat. Marovitz became Illinois’ first Jewish state senator and was responsible for introducing the nation’s first fair-housing and employment resolutions, barring discrimination on the basis of race, religion, or gender. In 1950, Marovitz became a Cook County Superior Court Judge and served until his 1963 appointment to the federal bench by President John F. Kennedy. As a federal judge Marovitz administered the oath of office to both mayors Daley and is believed to have sworn in more new Americans than any other federal justice.