George La Plata

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George La Plata
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
April 4, 1985 – August 3, 1996
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded bySeat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded byVictoria A. Roberts
Personal details
Born
George La Plata

(1924-10-17)October 17, 1924
Detroit, Michigan
DiedNovember 14, 2010(2010-11-14) (aged 86)
Naples, Florida
EducationWayne State University (A.B.)
Detroit College of Law (LL.B.)

George La Plata (October 17, 1924 – November 14, 2010) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Detroit, Michigan, La Plata was in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, from 1943 to 1946 and during the Korean War, from 1952 to 1954. He received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Wayne State University in 1951 and a Bachelor of Laws from Detroit College of Law in 1956. He was in private practice in Detroit 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.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

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. 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.[1]

Death[edit]

La Plata died on November 14, 2010, in Naples, Florida, to where he had moved to after his retirement, at the age of 86.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "La Plata, George - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ "Federal judge George La Plata dies at age 86".

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1985–1996
Succeeded by
Victoria A. Roberts