History of the Federal Judiciary

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Drain, Gershwin Allen
Born 1949 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Barack Obama on November 17, 2011, to a seat vacated by Bernard A. Friedman. Confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 2012, and received commission on August 8, 2012.

Western Michigan University, B.S., 1970
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1972
University of Nevada, Reno, M.J.S., 1991

Professional Career:
Legal research clerk, Michigan Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1972-1973
Attorney, Detroit [Michigan] Department of Transportation, 1973-1974
Attorney, Federal Defenders Office, Detroit, Michigan, 1974-1986
Judge, Michigan District Court, Thirty-Sixth Judicial District, 1986-1987
Judge, Detroit [Michigan] Recorder's Court, 1987-1997
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1997-2012


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