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Name Parker, Linda Vivienne
City Flint
State MI
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race African-American
Gender F
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1958 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1958 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Robert Hardy Cleland. Confirmed by the Senate on March 12, 2014, and received commission on March 17, 2014.

Education:
University of Michigan, B.A., 1980
George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1983

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. William S. Thompson, Carlisle Pratt, and Theodore Block, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1983-1985
Staff attorney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1985-1989
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1989-1994
Executive assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1994-2000
Director of development, Detroit Institute of Arts, 2000-2003
Director, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, 2003-2008
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 2009-2014

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, July 25, 2013; no Senate vote


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