History of the Federal Judiciary

  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Michigan

   Judges of the Western District of Michigan
Fox, Noel Peter
Born August 30, 1910, in Kalamazoo, MI
Died June 3, 1987, in Grand Rapids, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on July 12, 1962, to a seat vacated by Raymond Wesley Starr. Confirmed by the Senate on July 25, 1962, and received commission on July 31, 1962. Served as chief judge, 1971-1979. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1979. Service terminated on June 3, 1987, due to death.

Marquette University, Ph.B., 1933
Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1935

Professional Career:
Private practice, Muskegon, Michigan, 1935-1937, 1939-1944, 1946-1951
Assistant prosecutor, Muskegon County, Michigan, 1937-1939
U.S. Navy, 1944-1946
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, 1951-1962
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