Arthur F. Lederle
Arthur F. Lederle (November 25, 1887 – April 29, 1972), son of John Edward and Christina Marie(Dunkelow) Lederle, was a United States federal judge.
Born in Leland, Michigan, Lederle graduated from Eastern Michigan College in 1909, and received an LL.B. from Detroit College of Law in 1915, an LL.M. from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1923, and an LL.D. from Wayne State University in 1952. He was an attendance officer for the Board of Education of Detroit, Michigan from 1914 to 1920, and then a supervisor for that city's Compulsory Education Department until 1923. He was an assistant city attorney of City of Detroit, Michigan from 1923 to 1933 and from 1934 to 1936. He was a Special assistant state attorney general of Michigan from 1933 to 1934. He was a Professor at Wayne State University Law School from 1927 to 1946.
On February 20, 1936, Lederle was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by Charles Casper Simons. Lederle was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 3, 1936, and received his commission on March 6, 1936. He served as chief judge from 1948 to 1959, assuming senior status on July 1, 1960. He served in that capacity until his death.
The Detroit College of Law would name a student each year as the "Arthur F. Lederle scholar." Wayne State University has an endowed scholarship that is named in his honor and awarded to first year students.
- Arthur F. Lederle at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
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