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Susan Neilson

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Susan Bieke Neilson (1956-2006) was a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Neilson was nominated to the Sixth Circuit by President George W. Bush on February 14, 2005, to a seat vacated by Cornelia Kennedy; she was confirmed by the Senate on October 27, 2005, and received commission on November 9. She served until her death on January 25, 2006.[1]


  • University of Michigan Honors College, A.B., 1977
  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1980[1]

Professional career


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Cornelia Kennedy
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Helene White