History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
McCree, Wade Hampton Jr.
Born July 3, 1920, in Des Moines, IA
Died August 30, 1987, in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on September 18, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on September 23, 1961, and received commission on September 29, 1961. Service terminated on September 13, 1966, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on August 16, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on September 7, 1966, and received commission on September 7, 1966. Service terminated on March 28, 1977, due to resignation.

Education:
Fisk University, A.B., 1941
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1944

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, 1942-1946
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1948-1952
Commissioner, Michigan Workmen's Compensation Commission, 1952-1954
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Wayne County, 1954-1961
Solicitor general of the United States, 1977-1981
Faculty, University of Michigan Law School, 1981-1987

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