History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Michigan

   Judges of the Western District of Michigan
Engel, Albert Joseph
Born March 21, 1924, in Lake City, MI
Died April 5, 2013, in Grand Rapids, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on December 15, 1970, to a seat vacated by W. Wallace Kent. Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1970, and received commission on December 18, 1970. Service terminated on January 4, 1974, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on December 5, 1973, to a seat vacated by W. Wallace Kent. Confirmed by the Senate on December 13, 1973, and received commission on December 19, 1973. Served as chief judge, 1988-1989. Assumed senior status on October 1, 1989. Service terminated on April 5, 2013, due to death.

Education:
University of Michigan, A.B., 1948
University of Michigan Law School, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, 1943-1946
Administrative assistant, U.S. Rep. Ruth Thompson, Michigan, 1951
Private practice, Muskegon, Michigan, 1952-1967
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, 1967-1971

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