Patrick J. Duggan

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Patrick J. Duggan
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
September 29, 2000 – September 30, 2015
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
October 14, 1986 – September 29, 2000
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Seat established on July 10, 1984 by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by Stephen Murphy III
Personal details
Born (1933-09-28) September 28, 1933 (age 83)
Detroit, Michigan
Political party Republican
Children Mike Duggan
Timothy
Alma mater Xavier University (B.S.)
University of Detroit (LL.B.)
Occupation Judge
Profession Attorney

Patrick James Duggan Jr. (born 1933) is a former United States District Judge.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Duggan received a Bachelor of Science from Xavier University in 1955 and an Bachelor of Laws from the University of Detroit in 1958. He was in private practice in Detroit, Michigan from 1959 to 1976. He was a judge on the Wayne County Circuit Court, Michigan from 1977 to 1986.

Duggan was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Duggan was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 11, 1986, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 8, 1986, and received his commission on October 14, 1986. He assumed senior status on September 29, 2000. He retired from judicial service on September 30, 2015.[1]

Duggan married Joan Colosimo in 1957. Colosimo was assistant to Edward H. McNamara during his time as mayor of Livonia, Michigan, afterwards running for the office herself in 1980, becoming the first woman to do so. They have five sons, including Mike Duggan, who was elected Mayor of the City of Detroit in 2013. However, his stated favorite son is Timothy J. Duggan. [2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1986–2000
Succeeded by
Stephen Murphy III