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Spencer Abraham Edward Spencer Abraham (b. 1952) — also known as Spencer Abraham — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Auburn Hills, Oakland County, Mich. Born in East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., June 12, 1952. Republican. Lawyer; Michigan Republican state chair, 1983-90; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984 (delegation chair), 1992 (alternate), 2000; deputy chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle, 1990-91; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1995-2001; defeated, 2000; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2000; U.S. Secretary of Energy, 2001-. Eastern Orthodox. Lebanese ancestry. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of Juliette Elizabeth Abraham (1918-1982) and Eddie Joseph Abraham.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. (b. 1950) — also known as Samuel A. Alito, Jr.; "Scalito" — of New Jersey. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., April 1, 1950. Lawyer; law clerk to U.S. Judge Leonard I. Garth, 1976-77; U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, 1987-90; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1990-2006; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 2006-. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2017.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel A. Alito and Rose (Fradusco) Alito.
  Cross-reference: Mike Lee
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  John David Ashcroft (b. 1942) — also known as John Ashcroft — of Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 9, 1942. Republican. Lawyer; university professor; Missouri state auditor, 1973-75; defeated, 1974; Missouri state attorney general, 1977-85; Governor of Missouri, 1985-93; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1995-2001; defeated, 2000; U.S. Attorney General, 2001-05. Assembly of God. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Rotary; Federalist Society. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of James Robert Ashcroft and Grace Pauline (Larson) Ashcroft; married 1967 to Janet Elise Roede.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by John Ashcroft: On My Honor : The Beliefs That Shaped My Life (2001) — Never Again : Securing America and Restoring Justice (2006)
  Critical books about John Ashcroft: Clint Willis, The I Hate Dick Cheney, John Ashcroft, Donald Rumsfeld, Condi Rice. . . Reader: Behind the Bush Cabal's War on America
  Robert Heron Bork (1927-2012) — also known as Robert H. Bork — of Washington, D.C. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., March 1, 1927. Lawyer; law professor; U.S. Solicitor General, 1973-77; U.S. Attorney General, 1973-74; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1982-88; resigned 1988. Catholic. Member, Federalist Society; Phi Gamma Delta. Nominated for Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1987; rejected by the Senate. Died in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., December 19, 2012 (age 85 years, 293 days). Interment at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Philip Bork (1897-1974) and Elizabeth (Kunkle) Bork (1898-2004); married 1952 to Claire Davidson (1930-1980); married 1982 to Mary Ellen Pohl.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Robert H. Bork: Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges (2003) — The Tempting of America (1991) — Slouching Towards Gomorrah : Modern Liberalism and American Decline (1996)
  Michael Patrick Carroll (b. 1958) — also known as Michael Carroll — of New Jersey. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., April 8, 1958. Republican. Intern for U.S. Rep. Jack Kemp; aide to N.J. State Sen. John H. Dorsey; lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly 25th District, 1996-. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Federalist Society; Knights of Columbus; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Still living as of 2016.
  Relatives: Son of Maurice C. Carroll and Margaret W. Carroll; married 1983 to Sharon Anderson.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Linda Chavez — of Maryland. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1986. Female. Member, Federalist Society; Council on Foreign Relations. Still living as of 1986.
  Books by Linda Chavez: Betrayal : How Union Bosses Shake Down Their Members and Corrupt American Politics, with Daniel Gray (2004)
  Maura Denise Corrigan (b. 1948) — also known as Maura D. Corrigan — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, June 14, 1948. Republican. Lawyer; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1992-98; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1999-2010; director, Michigan Department of Human Services, 2011. Female. Irish ancestry. Member, Federal Bar Association; Federalist Society. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Joseph D. Grano.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  John Mathias Engler (b. 1948) — also known as John M. Engler — of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich., October 12, 1948. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1971-78 (100th District 1971-72, 89th District 1973-78); member of Michigan state senate, 1979-90 (36th District 1979-82, 35th District 1983-90); Governor of Michigan, 1991-2002; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1992 (delegation chair), 2000; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1992, 2000. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Jaycees; Federalist Society; Farm Bureau. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Mathias John Engler and Agnes Marie (Neyer) Engler; married 1975 to Colleen House (1952-); married, December 8, 1990, to Michelle DeMunbrun.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Paul Victor Gadola, Jr. (1929-2014) — also known as Paul V. Gadola, Jr. — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., July 21, 1929. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1959; candidate for Michigan state senate 13th District, 1960; candidate for Michigan State University board of trustees, 1976, 1978; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1998-2001; took senior status 2001. Member, Federalist Society; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Died, in Burcham Hills Retirement Community, East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., December 26, 2014 (age 85 years, 158 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Victor Gadola (1887-1968); brother of Thomas Laurence Gadola.
  Political family: Gadola family of Flint, Michigan.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Hilda R. Gage (b. 1939) — of Oakland County, Mich. Born in 1939. Republican. Circuit judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1979-96; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1996; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1999-2006. Female. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2006.
  Orrin Grant Hatch (b. 1934) — also known as Orrin G. Hatch — of Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., March 22, 1934. Republican. U.S. Senator from Utah, 1977-; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 2000; delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 2004, 2008. Mormon. Member, Federalist Society. Songwriter, author of dozens of religious and patriotic songs. Still living as of 2017.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Hatch (1904-1992) and Helen Frances (Kamm) Hatch (1906-1995); married, August 28, 1957, to Elaine Sharon Hansen; first cousin twice removed of Edwin Dilworth Hatch; first cousin thrice removed of Edward Wingate Hatch; second cousin once removed of Aura Charles Hatch and Adrian William Hatch (1905-1956).
  Political family: Hatch family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Orrin Hatch: Square Peg : Confessions of a Citizen Senator (2003)
  Donald Paul Hodel (b. 1935) — also known as Donald Hodel; Don Hodel — of Lake Oswego, Clackamas County, Ore. Born in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., May 23, 1935. U.S. Secretary of Energy, 1982-85; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1985-89; president, Christian Coalition, 1997-99; chairman, Focus on the Family, 2003-05. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; Federalist Society. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Stephen J. Markman — of Michigan. Republican. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1989-93; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 4th District; elected 1998; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1999-; appointed 1999. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2012.
  David Martin McIntosh (b. 1958) — also known as David M. McIntosh — of Muncie, Delaware County, Ind. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., June 8, 1958. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 2nd District, 1995-2001; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 2000. Episcopalian. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  David William McKeague (b. 1946) — also known as David W. McKeague — of Michigan. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., November 5, 1946. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Michigan, 1992-2005; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 2005-. Catholic. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2017.
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
  Edwin Meese III (b. 1931) — also known as Ed Meese; "Reagan's Geographer" — Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., December 2, 1931. Lawyer; legal affairs secretary to Gov. Ronald Reagan, 1967-68; executive assistant and chief of staff, 1969-74; law professor; U.S. Attorney General, 1985-88. Lutheran. Member, Federalist Society. The independent counsel who investigated the Wedtech scandal reported that Meese, who had worked as a lobbyist for Wedtech, was complicit in the company's bribery and fraud; following this disclosure, he resigned from the Cabinet. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Meese, Jr. and Leona Meese; married 1959 to Ursula Herrick.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Andrew C. Richner (b. 1961) — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 4, 1961. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 1st District, 1997-; member of University of Michigan board of regents; elected 2002; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2004. Presbyterian. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2004.
  John Glover Roberts, Jr. (b. 1955) — also known as John Roberts — Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., January 27, 1955. Lawyer; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 2003-05; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 2005-. Catholic. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of John Glover Roberts, Sr. (1928-2008) and Rosemary (Podrasky) Roberts; married 1996 to Jane Sullivan.
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
  Gerald Ellis Rosen (b. 1951) — also known as Gerald Rosen — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Chandler, Maricopa County, Ariz., October 26, 1951. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1982; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1990-. Jewish. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 1999.
  James L. Ryan (b. 1932) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Redford Township, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1932. Republican. Circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1967-69; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1975-86; appointed 1975; resigned 1986; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1986-. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2001.
  Henry William Saad — also known as Henry W. Saad — of Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich.; Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich. Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1994-; appointed 1994. Lebanese ancestry. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2013.
  Kenneth Winston Starr (b. 1946) — also known as Kenneth W. Starr — of Washington, D.C. Born in Vernon, Wilbarger County, Tex., July 21, 1946. Lawyer; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1983-89; resigned 1989; U.S. Solicitor General, 1989-93. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Delta Phi Epsilon; Federalist Society. Independent counsel appointed to investigate President Bill Clinton's involvement in the Whitewater land deal and the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: Jim Guy Tucker, Jr.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Kenneth Starr: First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life (2002)
  Critical books about Kenneth Starr: James Carville, And The Horse He Rode In On: The People v. Kenneth Starr
  Michael J. Talbot — of Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1992; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1997-98; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 1998-2013. Catholic. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2013.
  Clifford W. Taylor (b. 1942) — also known as Cliff Taylor — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in 1942. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1974, 1976; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1979; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984; candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1988; candidate for Michigan state attorney general, 1990; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1990; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1997-; appointed 1997. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2006.
  Elizabeth A. Weaver — of Glen Arbor, Leelanau County, Mich. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Republican. Probate judge in Michigan, 1970; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1987-94; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1995-; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1999-. Female. Member, Federalist Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif; American Bar Association. Still living as of 2009.
  Kurtis T. Wilder — of Canton, Wayne County, Mich. Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 1998-. African ancestry. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2013.
  Robert Preston Young, Jr. (b. 1951) — also known as Robert P. Young, Jr. — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, June 13, 1951. Republican. Lawyer; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 1995-98; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1998-; appointed 1998; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 2011-. African ancestry. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Linda Hotchkiss.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Brian Zahra — of Northville, Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1997; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 1999-2009; justice of Michigan state supreme court; elected 2012. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2012.
  Lawrence P. Zatkoff (b. 1939) — of Macomb County, Mich. Born in 1939. Republican. Lawyer; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1976; probate judge in Michigan, 1978-82; circuit judge in Michigan 16th Circuit, 1982-86; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1986-. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Federalist Society; American Arbitration Association. Still living as of 1999.
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