Charles Wycliffe Joiner

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Charles Wycliffe Joiner (February 14, 1916 – March 10, 2017)[1] was a United States federal judge.

Born in Maquoketa, Iowa, Joiner received a B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1937 and a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1939. He was in private practice in Des Moines, Iowa from 1939 to 1947. He was in the United States Army Air Corps Lieutenant during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. He was a member of the faculty of University of Michigan Law School from 1947 to 1965. He was an Associate dean, University of Michigan Law School from 1960 to 1968. He was an Acting dean, University of Michigan Law School from 1965 to 1966. He was an Alderman, City of Ann Arbor, Michigan from 1955 to 1959. He was a Director of research and drafting, Constitutional Convention, State of Michigan from 1961 to 1962. He was a Dean and professor of law, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan from 1967 to 1972. He was a Lecturer in law, University of Michigan Law School from 1974 to 1984.

On April 25, 1972, Joiner was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by Talbot Smith. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 8, 1972, and received his commission on June 9, 1972. He assumed senior status on August 15, 1984. He turned 100 in February 2016[2] and died on March 10, 2017 in Naples, Florida at the age of 101.[3]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1972–1984
Succeeded by
Barbara Kloka Hackett