Thomas Lamson Ludington

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The Honorable
Thomas L. Ludington
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 12, 2006
Nominated by George W. Bush
Preceded by Paul V. Gadola
Judge of the 42nd Circuit Court of Michigan
In office
1994–2006
Personal details
Born 1953
Midland, Michigan
Alma mater University of San Diego School of Law (J.D.)
Albion College (B.A.)

Thomas Lamson Ludington (born 1953) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Midland, Michigan, Ludington received a B.A. from Albion College in 1976 and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1979. He was in private practice in Michigan from 1980 to 1994. He was a judge on the 42nd Circuit Court of Michigan from 1994 to 2006, serving as Chief Judge of that court from 1999 to 2006.

Ludington was originally nominated through President George W. Bush on September 12, 2002, to a federal judgeship in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by Paul V. Gadola. During this time the judicial nomination process was blocked by Democrats in the United States Senate, and Ludington's appointment was delayed for 1,365 days. Ludington was later confirmed unanimously on June 8, 2006, and received his commission on June 12, 2006.

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