Eric Clay

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Eric Clay
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   8/1/1997 - Present
Preceded by:   Ralph Guy, Jr
Personal History
Hometown:   NC
Undergraduate:   U. of North Carolina '69
Law School:   Yale Law '72

Eric L. Clay is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He joined the court in 1997 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.[1]

Early life and education

A native of North Carolina, Clay graduated from the University of North Carolina with his bachelor's degree in 1969 and later graduated from Yale Law with his Juris Doctor in 1972.[1]

Professional career

Clay began his legal career as a law clerk for Federal District judge Damon Keith in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan from 1972 to 1973 before spending the rest of his pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Michigan from 1973 to 1997.[1]

Judicial career

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Carl Levin, Clay was nominated to the Sixth Circuit by President Bill Clinton on January 7, 1997 to a seat vacated by Ralph Guy, Jr. Clay was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 31, 1997 on a majority voice vote. He received his commission on August 1, 1997.[2][1]

Awards and associations

See also


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Ralph Guy
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:

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