Robert Edward DeMascio

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Robert Edward DeMascio
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
1971–1999
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Theodore Levin
Succeeded by Bernard A. Friedman
Personal details
Born (1923-01-11)January 11, 1923
Died March 23, 1999(1999-03-23) (aged 76)
Detroit, Michigan
Alma mater Wayne State University
Occupation Lawyer, judge

Robert Edward DeMascio (January 11, 1923 – March 23, 1999) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Corapolis, Pennsylvania, DeMascio was in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II, from 1943 to 1946, and received an LL.B. from Wayne State University Law School in 1951. He was in private practice in Detroit, Michigan from 1951 to 1953. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Chief of the Criminal Division, Detroit, Michigan from 1954 to 1961, returning to private practice in Detroit from 1961 to 1966. He was a judge on the Recorder's Court in Detroit from 1967 to 1971.

On June 14, 1971, DeMascio was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by Theodore Levin. DeMascio was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 22, 1971, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on January 16, 1988. DeMascio served in that capacity until his death, in Detroit.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Theodore Levin
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1971–1988
Succeeded by
Bernard A. Friedman