University of Michigan Law School
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Name Kennedy, Cornelia Groefsema
City Detroit
State MI
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender F
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Kennedy, Cornelia Groefsema
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Kennedy, Cornelia Groefsema
Born August 4, 1923, in Detroit, MI
Died May 12, 2014, in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 3, 1970, to a seat vacated by Thaddeus M. Machrowicz. Confirmed by the Senate on October 6, 1970, and received commission on October 7, 1970. Served as chief judge, 1977-1979. Service terminated on October 3, 1979, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on April 9, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1979, and received commission on September 26, 1979. Assumed senior status on March 1, 1999. Service terminated on May 12, 2014, due to death.

University of Michigan, B.A., 1945
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1947

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Harold Stephens, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1947-1948
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1948-1966
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1966-1970

Research Collections

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Case(s) CJ-MI-0001 : Foster-Bey v. Sampson
ED-MI-0003 : Communities Equity v. Michigan High School Athletic Ass'n
FH-OH-0007 : Hood v. Midwest Savings Bank
IM-MI-0001 : Ramirez v. Webb
IM-OH-0001 : Farm Labor Org. Comm. v. Ohio State Highway Patrol
JC-MI-0002 : Johnson v. Heffron
JC-OH-0008 : Heath v. DeCourcy
PB-OH-0001 : Parents League for Effective Autism Servs. v. Jones-Kelley
PC-KY-0006 : Webster v. Sowders
PC-KY-0007 : Kendrick v. Bland
PC-MI-0003 : Hadix v. Johnson
PC-MI-0019 : Hadix v. Caruso
PC-OH-0006 : Stewart v. Rhodes
PC-OH-0013 : Howell v. Wilson
PC-TN-0003 : Groseclose v. Dutton
PC-TN-0008 : Bills v. Henderson
PD-KY-0002 : Foster v. Kassulke

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