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Jonker, Robert James

Born 1960 in Holland, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Nominated by George W. Bush on March 19, 2007, to a seat vacated by Gordon J. Quist. Confirmed by the Senate on July 9, 2007, and received commission on July 16, 2007. Served as chief judge, 2015-present.

Education:
Calvin College, B.A., 1982
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1985

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. John F. Feikens, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1985-1987
Private practice, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1987-2007

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, June 28, 2006; no Senate vote