Patrick J. Duggan

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Patrick James Duggan, Jr.
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 29, 2000
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
October 14, 1986 – September 29, 2000
Preceded by Seat established on July 10, 1984 by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by Stephen Murphy III
Personal details
Born (1933-09-28) September 28, 1933 (age 81)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Xavier University (B.S.)
University of Detroit (LL.B.)
Profession Judge
Religion Roman Catholic

Judge Patrick James Duggan, Jr. (born 1933) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Duggan received a B.S. from Xavier University in 1955 and an LL.B. from the University of Detroit in 1958. He was in private practice in Detroit, Michigan from 1959 to 1976. He was a judge on the Wayne County Circuit Court, Michigan from 1977 to 1986.

Duggan is a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Duggan was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 11, 1986, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 8, 1986, and received his commission on October 14, 1986. He assumed senior status on September 29, 2000.

Judge Duggan married notable politician Joan Colosimo in 1957. Colosimo was assistant to Edward H. McNamara during his time as mayor of Livonia, Michigan, afterwards running for the office herself in 1980, becoming the first woman to do so. Together they fathered five children, all boys, one of whom is the incumbent Mayor of the City of Detroit.

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