Elizabeth Weaver

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Elizabeth Weaver
98th Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court
In office
Preceded by Robert P. Griffin
Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court
In office
Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals
In office
Personal details
Born March 28, 1941
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died (aged 74)
Glen Arbor Township, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater Tulane University Law School
Website www.justiceweaver.com

Elizabeth Weaver (March 28, 1941 – April 21, 2015)[1] was a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court from 1995 to 2010 and served as Chief Justice from 1999 to 2001.[2][3]

Weaver was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962 from H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College. In 1965, she received her Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School and was admitted to the Louisiana bar. While pursuing her law degree, she was an editor of the Tulane Law Review. After graduating from Tulane, she began her practice working with the Chevron Corporation and a private law firm in New Orleans. She eventually relocated to Michigan, where she taught first grade and served as the dean of girls at The Leelanau School in Glen Arbor. In 1973, Weaver was admitted to the Michigan bar. In 1974, she was elected as Leelanau County's probate court judge. In 1987, she was elected to the Michigan Court of Appeals and was re-elected in 1992.[4][5]

Weaver died on April 21, 2015, in her Glen Arbor home. She was 74.[3]


  1. ^ Chief Justice Elizabeth Weaver-obituary
  2. ^ "Justice Elizabeth A. Weaver". Michigan Supreme Court. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Gary Heinlein and Chad Livengood, Detroit News Lansing Bureau (April 22, 2015). "Former Michigan Supreme Court justice Elizabeth Weaver dies at age 74". Detroit News. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ Michigan Court History - Women and the Law: Elizabeth Weaver
  5. ^ Michigan Court History - Justices Biographies: Elizabeth Weaver