History of the Federal Judiciary


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Kaess, Frederick William
Born December 1, 1910, in Detroit, MI
Died March 30, 1979

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 10, 1960, to a seat vacated by Arthur F. Lederle. Confirmed by the Senate on July 2, 1960, and received commission on July 6, 1960. Served as chief judge, 1972-1975. Assumed senior status on December 13, 1975. Service terminated on March 30, 1979, due to death.

Education:
Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law), LL.B., 1932

Professional Career:
Municipal judge, St. Clair Shores, Michigan, 1932-1933
Attorney/claims manager, Michigan Mutual Liability Company, 1933-1945
Deputy commissioner, Workmen's Compensation Commission, Lansing, Michigan, 1939-1940
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1945-1953
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1953-1960

 

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