Michael Cavanagh (judge)

Michael F. Cavanagh (born October 21, 1940 in Lansing, Michigan)[1] is former Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.

The Honorable
Michael F. Cavanagh
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Associate Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court
In office
January 1, 1983 – December 31, 2014
Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court
In office
1991–1995
Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals
In office
1975–1982
Judge of the Michigan 54-A District Court
In office
1973–1975
Personal details
Born (1940-10-21) October 21, 1940 (age 81)
Spouse(s)Patricia
ResidenceEast Lansing, Michigan

He is a younger brother of Jerome Cavanagh who was Mayor of Detroit in the 1960s.

He previously served as a judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals from 1975 to 1982. Before that, he served as Lansing City Attorney and as a District Court judge.

Cavanagh served as Chief Justice from 1991 to 1995.[2]

In November 2018, his daughter, Megan Cavanagh, was elected as an Associate Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, and became the first child to have joined her parent as a member of the Court since 1857.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Red Book: Michigan Legislative Council, Roger W. Peters, ed. (State of Michigan, 1993).
  2. ^ "Justice Michael F. Cavanagh". Michigan Supreme Court. Archived from the original on 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  3. ^ White, Ed (October 24, 2018). "Michigan Supreme Court race has 6 candidates for 2 seats". Petoskey News. Associated Press. Retrieved December 2, 2018.