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U.S. District Court in Michigan

U.S. District Judges for Michigan, 1808-28 (may be incomplete!)
James Witherell 1808-28

U.S. District Judges for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1875-2017 (may be incomplete!)
Henry B. Brown 1875-90 Henry Harrison Swan 1891-1911 Alexis C. Angell 1911-12 Arthur J. Tuttle 1912-44 Charles C. Simons 1923-32 Edward J. Moinet 1927-46 Frank A. Picard 1939 Theodore Levin 1946-70 Thaddeus Machrowicz 1961-70 Wade H. McCree, Jr. 1961-66 Talbot Smith 1961-71 Stephen J. Roth 1962-74 Damon Keith 1967-77 Robert Edward DeMascio 1971-88 Charles W. Joiner 1972-84 R. James Harvey 1974-84 Ralph B. Guy, Jr. 1976 Patricia J. Boyle 1978-83 Julian Abele Cook, Jr. 1978-96 Horace W. Gilmore 1980-91 Richard Fred Suhrheinrich 1984-90 Lawrence P. Zatkoff 1986- Barbara Kloka Hackett 1986-97 Patrick J. Duggan 1986-2000 Gerald Rosen 1990- Nancy Garlock Edmunds 1992-2012 Paul D. Borman 1994- George Caram Steeh III 1998-2013 Arthur J. Tarnow 1998-2010 Paul V. Gadola, Jr. 1998-2001 Marianne O. Battani 2000- Stephen Joseph Murphy III 2008- Terrence George Berg 2012- Laurie Jill Michelson 2014-

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1911 Jul 1: Henry Harrison Swan, retired.
  • 1912 Jun 1: Alexis C. Angell, resigned.
  • 1944 Dec 2: Arthur J. Tuttle, died in office.
  • 1946 Feb 28: Edward J. Moinet, took senior status.
  • 1970 Feb 17: Thaddeus Machrowicz, died in office.
  • 1970 Dec 31: Theodore Levin, died in office.
  • 1971 Oct 31: Talbot Smith, took senior status.
  • 1974 Jul 11: Stephen J. Roth, died in office.
  • 1983 Apr 20: Patricia J. Boyle, resigned.
  • 1984 Aug 15: Charles W. Joiner, took senior status.
  • 1988 Jan 16: Robert Edward DeMascio, took senior status.
  • 1991 May 1: Horace W. Gilmore, took senior status.
  • 1996 Dec 30: Julian Abele Cook, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1997 Apr 8: Barbara Kloka Hackett, took senior status.
  • 2000 Sep 29: Patrick J. Duggan, took senior status.
  • 2001 Jan 31: Paul V. Gadola, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2010 May 26: Arthur J. Tarnow, took senior status.
  • 2012 Aug 1: Nancy Garlock Edmunds, took senior status.
  • 2013 Jan 29: George Caram Steeh III, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Western District of Michigan, 1886-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Henry F. Severens 1886-1900 George P. Wanty 1900-06 Loyal Edwin Knappen 1906-10 Arthur Carter Denison 1910-11 Clarence W. Sessions 1911-31 Fred Morton Raymond 1925-46 Raymond Wesley Starr 1946-61 Wendell A. Miles 1974-86 Robert H. Bell 1987- David W. McKeague 1992-2005 Paul L. Maloney 2007-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1906 Jul 9: George P. Wanty, died in office.
  • 1931 Apr 1: Clarence W. Sessions, died in office.
  • 1946 Feb 6: Fred Morton Raymond, died in office.
  • 1961 Aug 15: Raymond Wesley Starr, took senior status.
  • 1986 May 6: Wendell A. Miles, took senior status.
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