History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Suhrheinrich, Richard Fred
Born 1936 in Lincoln City, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 6, 1984, to a seat vacated by James Harvey. Confirmed by the Senate on October 3, 1984, and received commission on October 4, 1984. Service terminated on July 13, 1990, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on April 18, 1990, to a seat vacated by Albert Joseph Engel. Confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1990, and received commission on July 10, 1990. Assumed senior status on August 15, 2001.

Education:
Wayne State University, B.S., 1960
Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law), J.D., 1963
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1990

Professional Career:
Private practice, Michigan, 1963-1984
Assistant prosecutor, Macomb County, Michigan, 1967
Associate professor of law, Detroit College of Law, 1975-1985

 

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