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Michigan: Court of Appeals

Judges, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1964-2016 (May be incomplete!)

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1964 Sep 1: John D. Watts, nominated; T. John Lesinski, nominated; John H. Gillis, nominated; Harry J. Dingeman, Jr., nominated; Thomas J. Foley, nominated; Tom Downs, nominated; Boaz Siegel, defeated in primary; Kenneth N. Hylton, defeated in primary; Lee C. McManus, defeated in primary.
  • 1964 Nov 3: John D. Watts, elected; T. John Lesinski, elected; John H. Gillis, elected; Harry J. Dingeman, Jr., defeated; Tom Downs, defeated; Thomas J. Foley, defeated.
  • 1966 Jun 1: John D. Watts, died in office.
  • 1966 Aug 2: Charles L. Levin, nominated; James H. Brickley, nominated; Victor Targonski, defeated in primary; Arthur W. Sempliner, defeated in primary; Charles P. Nugent, defeated in primary; Samuel J. Torina, defeated in primary.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Charles L. Levin, elected; James H. Brickley, defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Vincent J. Brennan, elected; Charles Kaufman, defeated.
  • 1964 Sep 1: Thomas G. Kavanagh, nominated; Louis D. McGregor, nominated; Francis L. O'Brien, nominated; Donald R. Freeman, nominated; Timothy C. Quinn, nominated; Farrell E. Roberts, nominated; Charles N. Murphy, defeated in primary; Howard R. Carroll, defeated in primary; Earl E. McDonald, defeated in primary; William L. Taft, defeated in primary; William Ross, defeated in primary; Donald William Sargent, defeated in primary; Jack Hanna, defeated in primary; Frederick J. Plotts, defeated in primary.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Thomas G. Kavanagh, elected; Timothy C. Quinn, elected; Louis D. McGregor, elected; Francis L. O'Brien, defeated; Farrell E. Roberts, defeated; Donald R. Freeman, defeated.
  • 1968 Aug 6: S. Jerome Bronson, nominated; John F. Foley, nominated; Robert J. Danhof, defeated in primary.
  • 1968 Nov 5: S. Jerome Bronson, elected; John F. Foley, defeated.
  • 1969 Jan 1: Robert J. Danhof, appointed.
  • 1964 Sep 1: John W. Fitzgerald, nominated; Donald E. Holbrook, nominated; Robert B. Burns, nominated; Maurice Black, nominated; Allan C. Miller, nominated; Austin J. Doyle, nominated; Philip H. Mitchell, defeated in primary; Robert G. Howlett, defeated in primary; Carlton H. Morris, defeated in primary; Andrew W. Wisti, defeated in primary.
  • 1964 Nov 3: John W. Fitzgerald, elected; Donald E. Holbrook, elected; Robert B. Burns, elected; Allan C. Miller, defeated; Maurice Black, defeated; Austin J. Doyle, defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Thomas M. Burns, elected; R. Stuart Hoffius, defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: John H. Gillis, elected unopposed.
  • 1972 Nov 7: T. John Lesinski, elected unopposed.
  • 1973 Jan 2: George N. Bashara, Jr., appointed.
  • 1974 Aug 6: Richard M. Maher, nominated; Henry Heading, nominated; Nathan J. Kaufman, nominated; Joseph A. Sullivan, nominated; James A. Hathaway, defeated in primary; Victor Targonski, defeated in primary; Michael L. Stacey, defeated in primary; Walter A. Paruk, defeated in primary.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Vincent J. Brennan, elected; George N. Bashara, Jr., elected.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Richard M. Maher, elected; Nathan J. Kaufman, elected; Henry Heading, defeated; Joseph A. Sullivan, defeated.
  • 1976 Apr 5: T. John Lesinski, resigned; Dorothy Comstock Riley, appointed.
  • 1976 Nov 2: John H. Gillis, elected unopposed.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Dorothy Comstock Riley, elected; Robert L. Evans, defeated.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Dorothy Comstock Riley, elected unopposed.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Louis D. McGregor, elected unopposed.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Robert J. Danhof, elected; Donald R. Freeman, defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Timothy C. Quinn, elected unopposed.
  • 1974 Aug 6: Michael J. Kelly, nominated; Michael F. Cavanagh, nominated; Bernard L. Kaufman, nominated; George E. Montgomery, nominated; Walter P. Cynar, defeated in primary; James P. Churchill, defeated in primary; Farrell E. Roberts, defeated in primary; Thomas E. Woods, defeated in primary; S. James Clarkson, defeated in primary; James T. Kallman, defeated in primary; Gordon W. Britten, defeated in primary; Yale Leland Kerby, defeated in primary; Eugene E. Sordyl, defeated in primary; Myron F. Poe, defeated in primary; E. Boomie Mikrut, defeated in primary.
  • 1974 Nov 5: S. Jerome Bronson, elected; Robert J. Danhof, elected; Donald R. Freeman, defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Michael F. Cavanagh, elected; Michael J. Kelly, elected; Bernard L. Kaufman, defeated; George E. Montgomery, defeated.
  • 1976 Mar 31: Louis D. McGregor, retired.
  • 1976 Apr 5: William R. Beasley, appointed.
  • 1976 Nov 2: William R. Beasley, elected; E. Thomas Fitzgerald, defeated.
  • 1977 Dec 23: Timothy C. Quinn, resigned.
  • 1978 Feb 27: Walter P. Cynar, appointed.
  • 1978 Aug 8: E. Thomas Fitzgerald, nominated; Walter P. Cynar, nominated; Luke Quinn, defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Walter P. Cynar, elected; E. Thomas Fitzgerald, defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Robert B. Burns, elected; James E. Carr, defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Donald E. Holbrook, elected unopposed.
  • 1974 Jan 1: Glenn S. Allen, Jr., appointed.
  • 1974 Aug 6: Donald E. Holbrook, Jr., nominated; Daniel F. Walsh, nominated; John R. Letts, nominated; Robert L. Richardson, Jr., nominated; Allan C. Miller, defeated in primary; H. V. Hatch, defeated in primary; Leo E. Maki, defeated in primary; V. Robert Payant, defeated in primary; Luther I. Daines, defeated in primary; Thea Rossi Barron, defeated in primary; Edward G. Durance, defeated in primary; Roger Oeming, defeated in primary.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Thomas M. Burns, elected; Glenn S. Allen, Jr., elected.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Donald E. Holbrook, Jr., elected; Daniel F. Walsh, elected; John R. Letts, defeated; Robert L. Richardson, Jr., defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Robert B. Burns, elected unopposed.
  • 1978 Aug 8: Barbara B. MacKenzie, nominated; Kenneth L. Block, nominated; Joseph P. Swallow, defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Barbara B. MacKenzie, elected; Kenneth L. Block, defeated.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Vincent J. Brennan, elected; George N. Bashara, Jr., elected.
  • 1982 Apr 1: Myron H. Wahls, appointed.
  • 1982 Aug 10: Geraldine B. Ford, nominated; Roman S. Gribbs, nominated; Thomas J. Brennan, defeated in primary; M. John Shamo, defeated in primary; Charles Kaufman, defeated in primary.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Roman S. Gribbs, elected; Geraldine B. Ford, defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: John H. Gillis, elected unopposed.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Myron H. Wahls, elected unopposed.
  • 1982 Dec 9: Dorothy Comstock Riley, resigned.
  • 1982 Dec 27: Harold Hood, appointed.
  • 1986 Jan 16: Vincent J. Brennan, resigned.
  • 1986 Mar 17: Joseph B. Sullivan, appointed.
  • 1980 Nov 4: S. Jerome Bronson, elected; Robert J. Danhof, elected; John J. Murray, defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Michael J. Kelly, elected; William R. Beasley, elected.
  • 1983 May 31: John H. Shepherd, appointed.
  • 1986 Nov 14: S. Jerome Bronson, died in office.
  • 1987 Mar 23: Martin M. Doctoroff, appointed.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Mark J. Cavanagh, elected.
  • 1989: Kathleen Jansen, appointed.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Thomas M. Burns, elected; Glenn S. Allen, Jr., elected; Patrick S. Hirzel, defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Robert B. Burns, elected; Daniel F. Walsh, elected.
  • 1987 Feb 2: Robert B. Burns, resigned; Gary R. McDonald, appointed.
  • 1988 Feb 4: Daniel F. Walsh, resigned.
  • 1988 Mar 17: William B. Murphy, appointed.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Richard M. Maher, elected; Harold Hood, elected.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Helene N. White, elected; Myron H. Wahls, elected; Helen E. Brown, defeated; Daniel P. Ryan, defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Michael J. Talbot, elected; J. Vincent Brennan, defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: John H. Shepherd, elected unopposed.
  • 1990 Nov 6: E. Thomas Fitzgerald, elected; Linda Hallmark, defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Kathleen Jansen, elected unopposed.
  • 1994: Henry W. Saad, appointed.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Henry W. Saad, elected.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Martin M. Doctoroff, elected; Pamela Gilbert O'Sullivan, defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Hilda R. Gage, elected unopposed.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Barbara B. MacKenzie, elected; Donald E. Holbrook, Jr., elected.
  • 1998 Nov 3: David H. Sawyer, elected unopposed. Stephen J. Markman, elected; William C. Whitbeck, elected.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Kurtis T. Wilder, elected; Kirsten Frank Kelly, elected.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Karen Fort Hood, elected.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Kurtis T. Wilder, elected.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Kirsten Frank Kelly, elected.
  • 2008 Dec 30: Cynthia Diane Stephens, appointed.
  • 2002: Pat M. Donofrio, appointed.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Henry W. Saad, elected.
  • 2006 Mar 23: Deborah A. Servitto, appointed.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Deborah A. Servitto, elected.
  • 2007 Aug 20: Elizabeth L. Gleicher, appointed.
  • 2008 Nov 4: Henry W. Saad, elected.
  • 2005 Jul 14: Alton T. Davis, appointed.
  • 2010 Nov 2: Kurtis T. Wilder, elected.
  • 2012 Mar 16: Michael J. Riordan, appointed.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Kirsten Frank Kelly, elected unopposed; Michael J. Riordan, elected unopposed. Kathleen Jansen, elected unopposed; Deborah A. Servitto, elected unopposed; Elizabeth L. Gleicher, elected unopposed. Jane M. Beckering, elected unopposed; Bill Murphy, elected unopposed; Douglas B. Shapiro, elected unopposed.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Mark T. Boonstra, elected unopposed.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Amy Ronayne Krause, elected unopposed.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Peter D. O'Connell, elected unopposed; Stephen L. Borrello, elected unopposed.
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