Judges Of The US District Court
For The Eastern District of Michigan

Ross Wilkins

First Judge of the Court

Born February 9, 1799 Pittsburgh, PA
Died May 17, 1872 Detroit


Dickinson College, 1816
Read law, 1820

Professional Career

Prosecuting attorney, City of Pittsburgh, 1821-1823
Private law practice, Pittsburgh, 1823-1932
Member, House of Representatives, Pennsylvania, 1829-1830
US Territorial Judge, US District Court for the Michigan Territory, 1832-1837
Recorder, City of Detroit, 1837

Federal Judicial Service

US District Court, District of Michigan
Nominated by President Andrew Jackson, 1836
Served 1837-1863
US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Reassigned 1863
Served 1863-1870

Judge Wilkins
  Past District Judges Next Judge: John Wesley Longyear

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