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Edwards, George Clifton Jr.
Born August 6, 1914, in Dallas, TX
Died April 8, 1995, in Cincinnati, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on September 9, 1963, to a seat vacated by Thomas Francis McAllister. Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 1963, and received commission on December 19, 1963. Served as chief judge, 1979-1983. Assumed senior status on January 15, 1985. Service terminated on April 8, 1995, due to death.

Education:
Southern Methodist University, B.A., 1933
Harvard University, M.A., 1934
Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law), Certificate of Completion, 1944
Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law), J.D., 1949

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1943-1946
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1946-1950
President, Detroit [Michigan] Common Council, 1946-1950
Chairman, Detroit [Michigan] Election Commission, 1946-1950
Probate judge in charge of Wayne County [Michigan] Juvenile Court, 1951-1954
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Wayne County, 1954-1956
Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1956-1961
Police commissioner, Detroit, Michigan, 1962-1963
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