History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Michael, M. Blane
Born February 17, 1943, in Charleston, SC
Died March 25, 2011, in Charleston, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 6, 1993, to a seat vacated by James Marshall Sprouse. Confirmed by the Senate on September 30, 1993, and received commission on October 1, 1993. Service terminated on March 25, 2011, due to death.

Education:
West Virginia University, A.B., 1965
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1968

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1968-1971
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1971-1972
Special assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of West Virginia, 1972
Private practice, Petersburg, West Virginia, 1973-1975
Law clerk, Hon. Robert Maxwell, U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia, 1975-1976
Counsel, Gov. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia, 1977-1980
Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1981-1993

 

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