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Miles, Wendell Alverson

Born April 17, 1916, in Holland, MI
Died July 30, 2013, in Grand Rapids, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on March 29, 1974, to a seat vacated by Albert Joseph Engel. Confirmed by the Senate on April 10, 1974, and received commission on April 17, 1974. Served as chief judge, 1979-1986. Assumed senior status on May 6, 1986. Service terminated on July 30, 2013, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 1989-1996

Hope College, A.B., 1938
University of Wyoming, M.A., 1939
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1942

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1942-1947
Instructor, Hope College, 1948-1953
Private practice, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1948-1953, 1961-1970
Prosecutor, Ottawa County, Michigan, 1948-1953
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Michigan, 1953-1960
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Twentieth Judicial Circuit, 1970-1974