History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Clay, Eric L.
Born 1948 in Durham, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 7, 1997, to a seat vacated by Ralph B. Guy, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 1997, and received commission on August 1, 1997.

Education:
University of North Carolina, B.A., 1969
Yale Law School, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Damon J. Keith, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1972-1973
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1973-1997

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, March 6, 1996; no Senate vote

 

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