History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Churchill, James Paul
Born 1924 in Imlay City, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Gerald Ford on December 2, 1974, to a seat vacated by Stephen John Roth. Confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 1974, and received commission on December 20, 1974. Served as chief judge, 1989. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1989.

Education:
University of Michigan, B.B.A., 1947
University of Michigan Law School, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1943-1946
Private practice, Vassar, Michigan, 1951-1965
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Fortieth Judicial Circuit, 1965-1974

 

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