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Richard Alan Enslen

Biography of Richard Alan Enslen

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Enslen
  • First Name: Richard
  • Middle Name: Alan
  • Date of Birth: May , 28 , 1931
  • Place of Birth (POB): Kalamazoo , Michigan (US-MI, MI, 26, MC, Mich.)
  • Date of Death: February , 17 , 2015
  • Place of Death (POD): Kalamazoo , Michigan (US-MI, MI, 26, MC, Mich.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Richard Alan Enslen 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): 11/30/1979
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Fox , Noel Peter
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 11/30/1979
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 12/20/1979
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/20/1979
  • Commission Date: 12/21/1979
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1995
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 2001
  • Retirement from Active Service: 09/01/2005
  • Date of Termination: 02/17/2015
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Richard Alan Enslen in the Law School

  • Name of School: Wayne State University Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1958

Richard Alan Enslen Career Path


  • U.S. Air Force, 1951-1954
  • Assistant trust officer, First National Bank & Trust Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1958
  • Private practice, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1958-1965, 1970-1979
  • Director, U.S. Peace Corps, Costa Rica, 1965-1968
  • Judge, Kalamazoo [Michigan] Municipal Court, 1968-1969
  • Judge, Michigan District Court, 1969-1970


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