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Peter Edward O'Rourke

Peter Edward O'Rourke, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan bar 1958.


  • O'Rourke, Peter Edward was born on November 14, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Randall Michael and Alice Ellen (White) O'R.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wayne State University, 1955. Juris Doctor, Detroit College Law, 1958.


    • Practiced in, Detroit, since 1961. Partner firm Porritt, Hegarty & O'Rourke, 1964-1975. Senior partner firm O'Rourke, Fitzgerald, Kazul & Rutledge, 1975-1980.

      Principal firm Peter E. O'Rourke, Professional Corporation, since 1980. Television host Law Forum, 1983-1984. Judge Grosse Pointe Farms Municipal Court, Michigan, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan bar 1958.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chairman Michigan Employment Security Appeal Board, 1969-1972. Member Regional Export Expansion Council, 1971-1976, Governor's Special Commission on Energy, 1972-1976. Republican candidate for Michigan Senate, 1966, United States Congress, 1968.

    Served to Commander United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1958-1981. Member Michigan, Detroit bar associations, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, American Judicature Society Clubs: Mackinac Island (Michigan). Yacht (commodore), Grosse Pointe Yacht (director).


    • Married Susan Ellen Gehrke, September 30, 1968. Children– Kathleen Ann, Peter Edward.
    • father: Randall Michael O'R.
    • mother: Alice Ellen (White) O'R.
    • spouse: Susan Ellen Gehrke
    • children: Kathleen Ann O'Rourke
    • Peter Edward O'Rourke
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    Born November 14, 1933