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Richard Bevan Austin (January 23, 1901 – February 7, 1977) was a United States federal judge.

Austin was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received a Ph.B from Denison University in 1923. He received a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1926. He was in private practice in Chicago, Illinois, 1926-1933 from 1948 to 1952. He was an Assistant state's attorney of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois from 1933 to 1947. He was a First assistant state's attorney of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois from 1947 to 1948 and from 1952 to 1953. He was an Acting state's attorney of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois from 1947 to 1948. He was a Special prosecutor, Cook County, Chicago, Illinois from 1951 to 1952. He was a judge on the Superior Court of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois from 1953 to 1960. He was a Candidate for State Governor, Illinois in 1956. He was a Chief justice of the Criminal Court of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois from 1954 to 1955 and from 1960 to 1961.

Austin was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Austin was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on August 7, 1961, to a seat vacated by Walter J. LaBuy. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 15, 1961, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on October 10, 1975. Austin's service was terminated on February 7, 1977, due to death.

He died in Chicago, Illinois.

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