History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Keith, Damon Jerome
Born 1922 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on September 25, 1967, to a seat vacated by Thomas Patrick Thornton. Confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1967, and received commission on October 12, 1967. Served as chief judge, 1975-1977. Service terminated on November 22, 1977, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on September 28, 1977, to a seat vacated by Wade Hampton McCree, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1977, and received commission on October 21, 1977. Assumed senior status on May 1, 1995.

Education:
West Virginia State College, B.A., 1943
Howard University School of Law, LL.B., 1949
Wayne State University Law School, LL.M., 1956

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1943-1946
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1950-1967
Attorney, Wayne County [Michigan] Friend of the Court, 1951-1955
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