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Enslen, Richard Alan

Born May 28, 1931, in Kalamazoo, MI
Died February 17, 2015, in Kalamazoo, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on November 30, 1979, to a seat vacated by Noel Peter Fox. Confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1979, and received commission on December 21, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1995-2001. Assumed senior status on September 1, 2005. Service terminated on February 17, 2015, due to death.

Wayne State University Law School, LL.B., 1958

Professional Career:

U.S. Air Force, 1951-1954
Assistant trust officer, First National Bank & Trust Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1958
Private practice, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1958-1965, 1970-1979
Director, U.S. Peace Corps, Costa Rica, 1965-1968
Judge, Kalamazoo [Michigan] Municipal Court, 1968-1969
Judge, Michigan District Court, 1969-1970