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Ralph B. Guy Jr.

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Ralph B. Guy Jr. (born August 30, 1929) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Ralph Guy
Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
In office
May 19, 2001 – May 19, 2005
Appointed byWilliam Rehnquist
Preceded byPaul Hitch Roney
Succeeded byEdward Leavy
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
In office
October 8, 1998 – May 19, 2001
Appointed byWilliam Rehnquist
Preceded byBobby Ray Baldock
Succeeded byEdward Leavy
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Assumed office
September 1, 1994
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
October 17, 1985 – September 1, 1994
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded bySeat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded byEric L. Clay
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
May 12, 1976 – October 17, 1985
Appointed byGerald Ford
Preceded byFrederick William Kaess
Succeeded byLawrence Paul Zatkoff
Personal details
Born (1929-08-30) August 30, 1929 (age 90)[1]
Detroit, Michigan
EducationUniversity of Michigan (A.B.)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Guy received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from the University of Michigan in 1951 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1953. He was in private practice in Dearborn, Michigan from 1954 to 1955. He was an assistant corporation counsel for the City of Dearborn from 1955 to 1958, and corporation counsel for that city until 1968. He was then a Chief Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan until 1970, going on to serve as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan until 1976.[2]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On April 26, 1976, Guy was nominated by President Gerald Ford to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by Judge Frederick William Kaess. Guy was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 11, 1976, and received his commission the following day. His service terminated on October 17, 1985, due to elevation to the Sixth Circuit.[2]

On July 23, 1985, President Ronald Reagan nominated Guy to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit created by 98 Stat. 333. He was again confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 1985, and received his commission the following day. He assumed senior status on September 1, 1994.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ralph B. Guy Jr". The Detroit Lawyer. Detroit Bar Association. 44: 131. 1976. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Guy, Ralph B., Jr. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

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