History of the Federal Judiciary


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White, Helene N.
Born 1954 in Jackson Heights, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on April 15, 2008, to a seat vacated by Susan Bieke Neilson. Confirmed by the Senate on June 24, 2008, and received commission on August 8, 2008.

Education:
Barnard College, A.B., 1975
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1978

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Charles L. Levin, Michigan Supreme Court, 1978-1980
Judge, Michigan District Court, Thirty-Sixth Judicial District, 1981-1983
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1983-1993
Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1993-2008

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, January 7, 1997; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, January 26, 1999; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, January 3, 2001; nomination withdrawn by president, March 19, 2001

 

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