History of the Federal Judiciary

  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Michigan

   Judges of the Western District of Michigan
Hillman, Douglas Woodruff
Born February 15, 1922, in Grand Rapids, MI
Died February 1, 2007, in Muskegon, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on July 12, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1979, and received commission on September 26, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1986-1991. Assumed senior status on February 15, 1991. Service terminated on October 1, 2002, due to retirement.

University of Michigan, A.B., 1946
University of Michigan Law School, LL.B., 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Army lieutenant, 1942-1945
Private practice, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1948-1979


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