History of the Federal Judiciary

  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Michigan

   Judges of the Western District of Michigan
Enslen, Richard Alan
Born May 28, 1931, in Kalamazoo, MI
Died February 17, 2015, in Kalamazoo, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on November 30, 1979, to a seat vacated by Noel Peter Fox. Confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1979, and received commission on December 21, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1995-2001. Assumed senior status on September 1, 2005. Service terminated on February 17, 2015, due to death.

Wayne State University Law School, LL.B., 1958

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force, 1951-1954
Assistant trust officer, First National Bank & Trust Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1958
Private practice, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1958-1965, 1970-1979
Director, U.S. Peace Corps, Costa Rica, 1965-1968
Judge, Kalamazoo [Michigan] Municipal Court, 1968-1969
Judge, Michigan District Court, 1969-1970


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