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

Wade Hampton McCree, Jr.

Born July 3, 1920 Des Moines, IA
Died August 30, 1987 Detroit


A.B. Fisk University, 1941
LL.B. Harvard Law School, 1944

Professional Career

US Army Captain, 1942-1946
Private law practice, Detroit, 1948-1952
Commissioner, Workmen's Compensation Commission, State of Michigan, 1952-1954
Judge, Circuit Court of Wayne County, MI 1954-1961
Solicitor General of the United States, 1977-1981
Faculty, University of Michigan Law School, 1981-1987

Federal Judicial Service

US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by President John F. Kennedy, 1961
Served 1961-1966
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966
Served 1966-1977

First African American on the Court

Wade Hampton McCree, Jr.
Previous Judge: Thaddeus M. Machrowicz Past District Judges Next Judge: Talbot Smith

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