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Name Wilkins, Ross
City Detroit
State MI
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Wilkins, Ross
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Wilkins, Ross
Born February 19, 1799, in Pittsburgh, PA
Died May 17, 1872, in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Michigan
Nominated by Andrew Jackson on July 2, 1836, to a new seat authorized by 5 Stat. 61. Confirmed by the Senate on July 2, 1836, and received commission on January 26, 1837. Service terminated on February 24, 1863, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Reassigned on February 24, 1863, to a new seat authorized by 12 Stat. 660. Service terminated on February 18, 1870, due to retirement.

Education:
Dickinson College, 1816
Read law, 1820

Professional Career:
Prosecutor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1821-1823
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1823-1832
State representative, Pennsylvania, 1829-1830
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Michigan Territory, 1832-1837
Recorder, Detroit, Michigan, 1837
Retired attorney, Detroit, Michigan, 1869-1872
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