Arthur Tarnow

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Arthur Tarnow
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Title:   Senior Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   5/22/1998 - 5/26/2010
Senior:   5/26/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Julian Cook
Succeeded by:   Terrence Berg
Personal History
Born:   1942
Hometown:   Detroit, MI
Undergraduate:   Wayne State U., B.A., 1963
Law School:   Wayne State U. Law School, J.D., 1965

Arthur J. Tarnow is an Article III Federal Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He joined the Court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Tarnow assumed senior status on May 25, 2010.

Early life and education

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Tarnow received his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University in 1963 and his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1965.[1][2]

Professional career

Tarnow was a Legal Instructor in the Law of Contracts and Torts at the University of Melbourne Law School in Melbourne, Australia from 1965 to 1966. Tarnow was a Clerk of Court in the Michigan State Court of Appeals for Appeals Judges: the Honorable John Fitzgerald; the Honorable Louis McGregor; and the Honorable Timothy Quinn from 1967 to 1968. Tarnow was a Lecturer in the Law of Contracts and Sales for the University of Papua New Guinea Law School until 1970. Tarnow served as Chief Deputy Defender for the Legal Aid and Defenders Association of Detroit in Detroit, Michigan from 1970 to 1972. Tarnow was a Board member for Team for Justice in 1973 and a Public Appellate Defender for the State of Michigan Office of the Public Defender until 1973. Tarnow entered private practice in the State of Michigan in 1974 and continued to practice there until 1998. Tarnow has taught as an Adjunct Professor in Criminal Procedure and Constitutional Law for Detroit Mercy Law School in Detroit, Michigan since 1980.[1][2]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Michigan

On the recommendation of Senators Carl Levin and Wiliam Riegle, Jr., Tarnow was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by President Bill Clinton on September 24, 1997 to a seat vacated by Julian Cook as Cook assumed senior status. Tarnow was confirmed by the Senate on May 13, 1998 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 22, 1998.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Julian Cook
Eastern District of Michigan
1998–2010
Succeeded by:
Terrence Berg


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