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Bell, Robert Holmes

Born April 19, 1944, in Lansing, MI
Died June 8, 2023

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 11, 1987, to a seat vacated by Wendell Alverson Miles. Confirmed by the Senate on July 1, 1987, and received commission on July 2, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2001-2008. Assumed senior status on January 31, 2017. Service terminated on June 8, 2023, due to death.

Wheaton College, Illinois, B.A., 1966
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:

Assistant prosecutor, Ingham County, Michigan, 1969-1973
Judge, Ingham County [Michigan] District Court, 1973-1979
Judge, Ingham County [Michigan] Circuit Court, 1979-1987