History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Michigan

   Judges of the Western District of Michigan
Kent, W. Wallace
Born May 1, 1916, in Galesburg, MI
Died May 28, 1973

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 10, 1954, to a new seat authorized by 68 Stat. 8. Confirmed by the Senate on June 8, 1954, and received commission on June 10, 1954. Served as chief judge, 1961-1971. Service terminated on January 6, 1971, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on December 8, 1970, to a seat vacated by Bertram Thomas Combs. Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 1970, and received commission on December 18, 1970. Service terminated on May 28, 1973, due to death.

Education:
Western State Teachers College (now Western Michigan University), B.A., 1937
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1940

Professional Career:
Assistant prosecutor/friend of the court, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1941-1944
Prosecutor, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1945-1946
Private practice, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1944-1954
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