History of the Federal Judiciary


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Zatkoff, Lawrence Paul
Born 1939 in Detroit, 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.

Education:
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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