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La Plata, George
Born October 17, 1924, in Detroit, MI
Died November 14, 2010, in Naples, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 27, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1985, and received commission on April 4, 1985. Service terminated on August 3, 1996, due to retirement.

Wayne University (now Wayne State University), A.B., 1951
Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law), LL.B., 1956

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps, 1943-1946, 1952-1954
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1956-1979
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1979-1985
Professor, Detroit College of Law, 1985-1986

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, September 11, 1984; no Senate vote


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