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Gordon Quist

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Gordon Quist
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   06/30/1992 - 01/01/2006
Senior:   01/01/2006 - Present
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by:   Robert Jonker
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   1962 - 1992
Personal History
Born:   1937
Hometown:   Grand Rapids, MI
Undergraduate:   Michigan State U., 1959
Law School:   George Washington U. Law School, 1962

Gordon Jay Quist is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. He joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Quist assumed senior status on January 1, 2006.

Education

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Quist graduated from Michigan State University with his B.A. in 1959, and from George Washington University Law School with his J.D. in 1962.[1]

Professional career

Quist worked as a private practice attorney in Washington, D.C., from 1962 to 1964; in Chicago, Illinois, from 1964 to 1966; and in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 1967 to 1992.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Michigan

Quist was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan by President George H.W. Bush on March 20, 1992, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089, which was approved by Congress. Quist was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 26, 1992, on a Senate vote, and received commission on June 30, 1992.[2] Quist assumed senior status on January 1, 2006.[1]

Notable cases

Judgment recognized in Swiss hockey injury case (2014)

In June 2014, Judge Quist upheld a $1.6 million judgment against former NHL player Kevin Miller following a major blow he delivered to another player during a game in Switzerland. The hit ended the other player's career, and a Swiss court issued a judgment in his insurance company's favor. Judge Quist upheld and enforced the judgment, with interest and costs, under the Uniform Foreign-Country Judgments Recognition Act.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Western District of Michigan
1992–2006
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Robert Jonker


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