History of the Federal Judiciary

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Guy, Ralph B. Jr.
Born 1929 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Gerald Ford on April 26, 1976, to a seat vacated by Frederick William Kaess. Confirmed by the Senate on May 11, 1976, and received commission on May 12, 1976. Service terminated on October 17, 1985, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 23, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 1985, and received commission on October 17, 1985. Assumed senior status on September 1, 1994.

Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, 1998-2005; presiding judge, 2001-2005

University of Michigan, A.B., 1951
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1953

Professional Career:
Private practice, Dearborn, Michigan, 1954-1955
Assistant corporation counsel, Dearborn, Michigan, 1955-1958
Corporation counsel, Dearborn, Michigan, 1958-1968
Chief assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1968-1970
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1970-1976


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