Lawrence Paul Zatkoff

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Lawrence Paul Zatkoff
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
June 16, 2004 – January 22, 2015
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
1999–2004
Preceded by Anna Diggs Taylor
Succeeded by Bernard A. Friedman
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
March 4, 1986 – June 16, 2004
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Ralph B. Guy Jr.
Succeeded by Sean Cox
Personal details
Born Lawrence Paul Zatkoff
(1939-06-16)June 16, 1939
Detroit, Michigan
Died February 22, 2015(2015-02-22) (aged 75)
St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Education University of Detroit (B.S.)
Detroit College of Law (J.D.)

Lawrence Paul Zatkoff (June 16, 1939 – January 22, 2015) 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, Zatkoff received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Detroit (now University of Detroit Mercy) in 1962 and a Juris Doctor from Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law) in 1966. He was an assistant prosecuting attorney of Macomb County, Michigan in 1966. He was in private practice in Detroit, Michigan from 1966 to 1968, and in Roseville, Michigan from 1968 to 1978, also serving as a member of the faculty of Detroit College of Law from 1968 to 1969, and as an associate government appeal agent for the Selective Service Administration from 1969 to 1972. He was a judge on the Macomb County Probate Court from 1978 to 1982, and on the Macomb County Circuit Court from 1982 to 1986.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On January 21, 1986, Zatkoff was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by Judge Ralph B. Guy Jr. Zatkoff was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 3, 1986, and received his commission on March 4, 1986. He served as Chief Judge from 1999 to 2004, assuming senior status on June 16, 2004.[1] Zatkoff died of cancer on January 22, 2015, in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lawrence Paul Zatkoff at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ 'Port Huron federal Judge Lawrence Zatkoff dies at age 75, Monroe News (Michigan), January 27, 2015

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Ralph B. Guy Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1986–2004
Succeeded by
Sean Cox
Preceded by
Anna Diggs Taylor
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1999–2004
Succeeded by
Bernard A. Friedman