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Julian A. Cook
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

In office
December 30, 1996 – May 16, 2017
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

In office
1989–1996
Preceded by James Paul Churchill
Succeeded by Anna Diggs Taylor
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

In office
September 23, 1978 – December 30, 1996
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Lawrence Gubow
Succeeded by Arthur Tarnow
Personal details
Born Julian Abele Cook Jr.
(1930-06-22)June 22, 1930
Washington, D.C.
Died May 16, 2017(2017-05-16) (aged 86)
Silver Spring, Maryland
Political party Democratic

Julian Abele Cook Jr. (June 22, 1930 – May 16, 2017) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Education and career[edit | edit source]

Born in Washington, D.C., Cook received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1952. He served as officer in the signal corps of the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. He received a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1957. He was a law clerk for Judge Arthur E. Moore in Pontiac, Michigan from 1957 to 1958. He was in private practice in Detroit, Michigan from 1958 to 1961, and in Pontiac and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan from 1961 to 1978. He was a Special Assistant State Attorney General of Michigan from 1968 until his appointment to the federal bench in 1978.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit | edit source]

On July 25, 1978, President Jimmy Carter nominated Cook to a seat vacated by Judge Lawrence Gubow on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Cook was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 22, 1978, and received his commission on September 23, 1978. He served as Chief Judge from 1989 to 1996.[2] He assumed senior status on December 30, 1996, serving in that status until his death.[1]

Death[edit | edit source]

Cook died in his home in Silver Spring, Maryland on May 16, 2017.[3][4]

References[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Julian Abele Cook Jr. at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Lawrence Gubow
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1978–1996
Succeeded by
Arthur Tarnow
Preceded by
James Paul Churchill
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1989–1996
Succeeded by
Anna Diggs Taylor

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