R. James Harvey

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R. James Harvey
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Currently Inactive
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 31, 1984
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
January 31, 1974 – March 31, 1984
Nominated by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Ralph M. Freeman
Succeeded by Richard Fred Suhrheinrich
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 31, 1974
Preceded by Alvin M. Bentley
Succeeded by Bob Traxler
Mayor of Saginaw
In office
April 8, 1957 – April 13, 1959
Preceded by Maurice E. Brown
Succeeded by R. Dewey Stearns
Personal details
Born (1922-07-04) July 4, 1922 (age 92)
Iron Mountain, Michigan
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Michigan Law School

R. James Harvey, usually known as James Harvey, (born July 4, 1922) is a politician and jurist from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Harvey was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan. He enrolled in the University of Michigan in 1940, but interrupted his studies in 1942 to serve in the United States Army Air Forces for three years. He earned an LL.B. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1948, was admitted to the bar, and commenced the practice of law in Saginaw, Michigan in 1949. He was assistant city attorney from 1949 to 1953, a city councilman and a member of the Saginaw County board of supervisors from 1955 to 1957. He was mayor of Saginaw from 1957 to 1959.

In 1960, with the help of campaign manager Emil Lockwood,[1] Harvey was elected as a Republican from Michigan's 8th congressional district to the 87th United States Congress. He was subsequently re-elected to the six succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1961 to January 31, 1974. He resigned on January 31, 1974 after being appointed by President Richard Nixon as a judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, serving from 1974 to 1984. He was a United States Senior District judge from 1984 to 2002, and is now a resident of Naples, Florida.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fedewa, Stanley C. and Marilyn H., MAN IN MOTION: Michigan's Legendary Senate Majority Leader, Emil Lockwood (Llumina/MSU Press, 2003), 64
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alvin M. Bentley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th district

January 3, 1961 – January 31, 1974
Succeeded by
Bob Traxler
Political offices
Preceded by
Maurice E. Brown
Mayor of Saginaw, Michigan
April 8, 1957 – April 13, 1959
Succeeded by
R. Dewey Stearns