History of the Federal Judiciary

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Cleland, Robert Hardy
Born 1947 in St. Clair, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on February 20, 1990, to a seat vacated by James Paul Churchill. Confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 1990, and received commission on June 19, 1990. Assumed senior status on February 28, 2013.

Michigan State University, B.A., 1969
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Private practice, Port Huron, Michigan, 1972-1975
Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, St. Clair County, Port Huron, Michigan, 1972-1990; assistant prosecutor, 1972-1975; chief trial attorney, 1975-1977; chief assistant, 1977-1980; prosecutor, 1981-1990


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