George La Plata

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George La Plata (October 17, 1924 – November 14, 2010) was an United States federal judge.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, La Plata was in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, from 1943 to 1946 and during the Korean War, from 1952 to 1954. He received an A.B. from Wayne State University in 1951 and an LL.B. from Detroit College of Law in 1956. He was in private practice in Detroit, Michigan from 1956 to 1979. He was a Circuit judge, Oakland County, Michigan from 1979 to 1985, and was a professor at the Detroit College of Law from 1985 to 1986.

On February 27, 1985, La Plata was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan created by 98 Stat. 333, 346. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 3, 1985, and received his commission on April 4, 1985. La Plata served in that capacity until his retirement, on August 3, 1996.

La Plata died in 2010, in Naples, Florida, to where he had moved to after his retirement, at the age of 86.[1]