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

Talbot Smith

Born October 11, 1899 Fayette, MO
Died December 21, 1978


B.S. US Naval Academy, 1920
M.S. US Naval Academy Post-Graduate School, 1928
J.D. University of Michigan Law School, 1934

Professional Career

US Navy Lieutenant, 1917-1931
Engineer, Atlantic Refining Co., 1931
Private law practice, Detroit, 1934-1937
Professor of Law, University of Missouri, 1937-1941
Attorney, US Office of Price Administration, 1941-1944
Private law practice, Ann Arbor, MI, 1944-1945; 1947-1955
Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1945-1946
Associate justice, Supreme Court of Michigan, 1955-1961

Federal Judicial Service

US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by President John F. Kennedy, 1961
Served 1962-1978
Senior status 1971-1978

Talbot Smith


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