Benjamin F. Gibson

Personal

Birthday: 
1931
Birthplace: 
Safford, AL
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army private, 1948-1950
Assistant attorney general, State of Michigan, 1961-1963
Assistant prosecutor, Ingham County, Michigan, 1963-1964
Private practice, Lansing, Michigan, 1964-1979
Professor, Cooley Law School, 1979-1980

Education

Name of School: 
Wayne University (now Wayne State University)
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1955
Name of School - Second: 

Michigan State University College of Law

MSU Law offers a rigorous and intellectually challenging required curriculum enhanced by numerous specialty programs. Its integrated learning connecting theory to practice provides a thorough education in all principal areas of law and practice and gives you knowledge and hands-on experience that prepares you for a successful career.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1960

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Court Name: 

Michigan Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/26/1979
Retirement from Active Service: 
7/13/1996
Termination Date: 
1/31/1999
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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