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Roman S. Gribbs

Roman S. Gribbs, American judge, former mayor of Detroit. Bar: Michigan 1954.

Background

  • Gribbs, Roman S. was born on December 29, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Roman and Magdeline (Widziszewski) Grzyb.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, University Detroit, 1952. Doctor of Laws, University Detroit, 1954.

    Career

    • Teacher law and accounting University Detroit, 1953-1956. Assistant prosecuting attorney Wayne County, Michigan, 1956-1964. Private practice law Shaheen, Gribbs & Shaheen, 1964-1966.

      Presiding referee Traffic Court, 1966-1968. Sheriff Wayne County, 1968-1969. Mayor of Detroit, 1970-1973.

      Partner firm Fenton, Nederlander, Dodge, Barris & Gribbs, 1974. Adjunct professor University Michigan, 1974. Director Bank of Commonwealth, 1974-1975.

      Judge Wayne County Circuit Court, 1975-1982, chief judge pro tempore, 1980-1982. Judge Michigan Court Appeals, since 1983. Lecturer Michigan Judicial Institute, since 1980.

      Member Presidential Commission Civil Defense Advisory Commission, 1970-1974.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1954.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Trustee University Detroit, 1974-1980. Commissioner Michigan Commission on Inter-governmental Relations, since 1989. Board directors Thomas M. Cooley Law School, since 1991.

    Served as sergeant Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member National League of Cities (president 1973), Michigan Judges Association (board directors since 1978, president since 1992), United States Conference Mayors (trustee), Michigan Conference Mayors (president), Delta Sigma Phi, Blue Key.

    Connections

    • Children: Paula, Carla, Christopher, Rebecca, Elizabeth.
    • father: Roman Grzyb
    • mother: Magdeline (Widziszewski) Grzyb
    • children: Paula Gribbs
    • Carla Gribbs
    • Christopher Gribbs
    • Rebecca Gribbs
    • Elizabeth Gribbs
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    Born December 29, 1925
    Nationality
    • 1952
      University Detroit
    • 1954
      University Detroit
    • 1953 - 1956
      Teacher, law and accounting University Detroit
    • 1956 - 1964
      assistant, prosecuting attorney Wayne County
      Michigan, United States
    • 1964 - 1966
      private practice, law Shaheen
    • 1966 - 1968
      presiding referee Traffic Court
    • 1968 - 1969
      sheriff Wayne County
    • 1970 - 1973
      mayor of Detroit
    • 1974
      partner, firm Fenton
      Dodge, Nebraska, United States
    • 1974
      adjunct professor, University Michigan
    • 1974 - 1975
      director, Bank of Commonwealth
    • 1975 - 1982
      judge Wayne County Circuit Court
    • 1980 - 1982
      judge Wayne County Circuit Court
    • 1983
      judge Michigan Court Appeals
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