History of the Federal Judiciary

  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Michigan

   Judges of the Western District of Michigan
Bell, Robert Holmes
Born 1944 in Lansing, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 11, 1987, to a seat vacated by Wendell Alverson Miles. Confirmed by the Senate on July 1, 1987, and received commission on July 2, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2001-2008.

Wheaton College, Illinois, B.A., 1966
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:
Assistant prosecutor, Ingham County, Michigan, 1969-1973
Judge, Ingham County [Michigan] District Court, 1973-1979
Judge, Ingham County [Michigan] Circuit Court, 1979-1987


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