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.

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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