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Richard Suhrheinrich

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Richard Suhrheinrich
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   7/10/1990 - 8/15/2001
Senior:   8/15/2001 - Present
Preceded by:   Albert Engel
Succeeded by:   David McKeague
Past post:   Eastern District of Michigan
Past term:   1984-1990
Past position:   Seat #6
Personal History
Born:   1936
Hometown:   Lincoln City, IN
Undergraduate:   Wayne State U. '60
Law School:   Detroit College of Law '63
Grad. School:   U. of Virginia Law '90 (LL.M.)

Richard Fred Suhrheinrich (b. 1936) is an Article III federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He joined the court in 1990 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Suhrheinrich is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

Born in Lincoln City, Indiana, Suhrheinrich graduated from Wayne State University with his bachelor's degree in 1960 and received a Juris Doctor degree from Detroit Mercy College of Law in 1963. Suhrheinrich received a Masters of Laws degree, LL.M., from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1990.[1]

Professional career

Suhrheinrich was a private practice attorney in the State of Michigan from 1963 to 1984 and also served as an Assistant Prosecutor for Macomb County, Michigan in 1967. Suhrheinrich taught as an Associate Professor of Law at Detroit College of Law from 1975 to 1985.[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Michigan

Suhrheinrich was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by President Ronald Reagan on September 6, 1984 to a seat vacated by James Harvey. Suhrheinrich was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 3, 1984 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 4, 1984. Suhrheinrich left the Eastern District of Michigan on July 13, 1990, due to his appointment to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.[1] Suhrheinrich was succeeded in this position by Nancy Edmunds.

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Suhrheinrich was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President George H.W. Bush on April 18, 1990 to a seat vacated by Albert Engel. Suhrheinrich was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 28, 1990, by Unanimous consent of the Senate, and received commission on July 10, 1990.[2] Suhrheinrich assumed senior status on August 15, 2001.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
James Harvey
Eastern District of Michigan
1984–1990
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
Nancy Edmunds
Preceded by:
Albert Engel
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
1990–present
Succeeded by:
David McKeague