History of the Federal Judiciary

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Zatkoff, Lawrence Paul
Born June 16, 1939, in Detroit, MI
Died January 22, 2015, in St. Clair Shores, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on January 21, 1986, to a seat vacated by Ralph B. Guy, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1986, and received commission on March 4, 1986. Served as chief judge, 1999-2004. Assumed senior status on June 16, 2004. Service terminated on January 22, 2015, due to death.

University of Detroit (now University of Detroit Mercy), B.S., 1962
Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law), J.D., 1966

Professional Career:
Assistant prosecutor, Macomb County, Michigan, 1966
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1966-1968
Private practice, Roseville, Michigan, 1968-1978
Faculty, Detroit College of Law, 1968-1969
Associate government appeal agent, Selective Service Administration, 1969-1972
Judge, Macomb County [Michigan] Probate Court, 1978-1982
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, 1982-1986


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