Richard Griffin

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Richard Griffin
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   6/10/2005 - Present
Preceded by:   Damon Keith
Past post:   Michigan Court of Appeals
Past term:   1989-2005
Personal History
Born:   1952
Hometown:   Traverse City, MI
Undergraduate:   Western Michigan U. '73
Law School:   University of Michigan Law '77

Richard Allen Griffin (b. 1952) is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He joined the court in 2005 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in Traverse City, Michigan, Griffin graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in 1973 and later received a Juris Doctor degree from University of Michigan Law School in 1977.[1]

Professional career

Griffin was a private practice attorney in the State of Michigan from 1977 to 1988 before serving as State Appeals Judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals from 1989 to 2005.[1]

Judicial career

Griffin was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President George W. Bush on February 14, 2005, to a seat vacated by Damon Keith as Keith assumed senior status. Griffin was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 9, 2005 on a Senate vote and received commission on June 10, 2005.[2]

Awards and associations

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Damon Keith
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:

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