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James Paul Churchill (born August 10, 1924) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

James Paul Churchill
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Assumed office
December 31, 1989
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
1989–1989
Preceded byPhilip Pratt
Succeeded byJulian Abele Cook Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
December 20, 1974 – December 31, 1989
Appointed byGerald Ford
Preceded byStephen John Roth
Succeeded byRobert Hardy Cleland
Personal details
Born
James Paul Churchill

(1924-08-10) August 10, 1924 (age 94)
Imlay City, Michigan
EducationUniversity of Michigan (B.B.A.)
University of Michigan Law School (LL.B.)

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Education and careerEdit

Born in Imlay City, Michigan, Churchill was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1947 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Michigan Law School in 1950. He was in private practice in Vassar, Michigan from 1951 to 1965. He was a Circuit Judge of the 40th Judicial Circuit of Michigan from 1965 to 1974.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On December 2, 1974 Churchill was nominated by President Gerald Ford to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by Judge Stephen John Roth. Churchill was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 18, 1974 and received his commission on December 20, 1974. He served as Chief Judge in 1989, assuming senior status on December 31, 1989.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Stephen John Roth
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1974–1989
Succeeded by
Robert Hardy Cleland
Preceded by
Philip Pratt
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1989
Succeeded by
Julian Abele Cook Jr.