Damon Jerome Keith

Personal

Birthday: 
1922
Birthplace: 
Detroit, MI
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1943-1946
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1950-1967
Attorney, Wayne County [Michigan] Friend of the Court, 1951-1955

Education

Name of School: 
West Virginia State College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1943
Name of School - Second: 

Howard University School of Law

Consistent with providing the professional leadership necessary to advocate and defend the rights of all, but particularly of African-Americans and other minorities, it is the Law School's mission to: Educate and enable students to develop their highest capabilities and skills as lawyers; Engage as an institution in the active pursuit of solutions to domestic and international legal, social, economic and political problems that are of particular concern to minority groups; and Imbue its students with dedication to excellence and commitment to the solutions to those problems.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1949
Name of School - Third: 

Wayne State University Law School

Wayne State University Law School is the only public law school in the nation's eighth largest metropolitan area and one of just two public law schools in the state of Michigan. Located on a beautiful 203-acre campus in the heart of Michigan's legal, economic, and cultural capital, the Law School blends cutting-edge legal theory with real-world practice skills. Its graduates serve at the highest levels of law and government. Its faculty are dedicated teachers and distinguished scholars known nationally and internationally for their contributions to legal study. Its students display a diversity of backgrounds and interests. And its location - minutes away from courts, major law firms, government agencies, corporate headquarters, and the nation's busiest international border - offers unrivaled opportunities in employment, hands-on experience, and public service.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1956

Judicial Career

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

Michigan Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
10/12/1967
Termination Date: 
11/22/1977
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
10/21/1977
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
5/1/1995
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