History of the Federal Judiciary

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Gibson, Benjamin F.
Born 1931 in Safford, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on July 12, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1979, and received commission on September 26, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1991-1995. Assumed senior status on July 13, 1996. Service terminated on January 31, 1999, due to retirement.

Wayne University (now Wayne State University), B.S., 1955
Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law), J.D., 1960

Professional Career:
U.S. Army private, 1948-1950
Assistant attorney general, State of Michigan, 1961-1963
Assistant prosecutor, Ingham County, Michigan, 1963-1964
Private practice, Lansing, Michigan, 1964-1979
Professor, Cooley Law School, 1979-1980


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