History of the Federal Judiciary

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Tarnow, Arthur J.
Born 1942 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by William J. Clinton on September 24, 1997, to a seat vacated by Julian A. Cook. Confirmed by the Senate on May 13, 1998, and received commission on May 22, 1998. Assumed senior status on May 26, 2010.

Wayne State University, B.A., 1963
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1965

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. John Fitzgerald, Hon. Louis McGregor, and Hon. Timothy Quinn, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1967
Lecturer, University of Papua New Guinea, 1967-1968
Chief deputy defender, Legal Aid and Defenders Association of Detroit [Michigan], 1969-1970
Attorney, Foundation Appellate Defender, State of Michigan, 1970-1972
Private practice, Michigan, 1973-1998


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