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.

Education:
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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