Paul V. Gadola

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Paul Victor Gadola (July 21, 1929 – December 26, 2014) was a United States District Judge.

Born in Flint, Michigan, Gadola received an A.B. from Michigan State University in 1951 and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1953. He was in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He was in private practice in Flint, Michigan from 1955 to 1988.

On April 23, 1987, Gadola was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by John Feikens. Gadola was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 14, 1988, and received his commission on October 17, 1988. He assumed senior status on January 31, 2001 and stopped hearing cases in September 2008. He was succeeded by Judge Thomas Lamson Ludington.

He died on December 26, 2014, at Burcham Hills Retirement Community in East Lansing, Michigan.[1]