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.

Education:
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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