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The Honorable Julian Cook was appointed United States District Judge on September 23, 1978, by President Jimmy Carter. Judge Cook served as Chief Judge from December 31, 1989, until December 31, 1996. He received a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1952, a J.D. from Georgetown University in 1957 and a L.L.M. from the University of Virginia in 1988. Judge Cook served as a Law Clerk for Judge Arthur E. Moore in 1957-1958 and then served as, among other things: a Labor Arbitrator; Chairman of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission 1968-1971; Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan 1968-1978; Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Detroit School of Law 1971-1974; a Member of the Michigan Board of Ethics 1977-1978; Chairperson, Sixth Circuit Pattern Jury Instruction Committee 1986-Present; the founder, former President and Master of the Bench of the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the American Inns of Court, and a member of the American Inns of Court.  In addition, Judge Cook has received honorary law degrees from Georgetown University, Wayne State University, University of Detroit-Mercy and Michigan State University.


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