History of the Federal Judiciary

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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.

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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