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Douglas Woodruff Hillman

Biography of Douglas Woodruff Hillman

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Hillman
  • First Name: Douglas
  • Middle Name: Woodruff
  • Date of Birth: February , 15 , 1922
  • Place of Birth (POB): Grand Rapids , Michigan (US-MI, MI, 26, MC, Mich.)
  • Date of Death: February , 1 , 2007
  • Place of Death (POD): Muskegon , Michigan (US-MI, MI, 26, MC, Mich.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Douglas Woodruff Hillman Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 07/12/1979
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 92 Stat. 1629
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 07/12/1979
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 09/11/1979
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 09/25/1979
  • Commission Date: 09/26/1979
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1986
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1991
  • Retirement from Active Service: 02/15/1991
  • Date of Termination: 10/01/2002
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Retirement

Douglas Woodruff Hillman in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Michigan
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1946

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Michigan Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1948

Douglas Woodruff Hillman Career Path


  • U.S. Army lieutenant, 1942-1945
  • Private practice, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1948-1979


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