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Michael Stephen Kanne

Michael Stephen Kanne, American federal judge. Bar: Indiana 1968. Named Outstanding Alumnus, Today's Catholic Teacher, 1991; recipient Distinguished Service award, St. Joseph's College, 1973, Distinguished Graduate award, National Catholic Educational Association.


  • Kanne, Michael Stephen was born on December 21, 1938 in Rensselaer, Indiana, United States. Son of Allen Raymond and Jane (Robinson) Kanne.

  • Education

    • Student, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, 1957—1958. Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1962. Juris Doctor, Indiana University, 1968.

      Postgraduate, Boston University, 1963. Postgraduate, University Birmingham, England, 1975.


    • Associate Nesbitt and Fisher, Rensselaer, 1968—1971. Sole practice, 1971—1972. Attorney City of Rensselaer, 1972.

      Judge 30th Judicial Circuit of Indiana, 1972—1982, United States District Court (northern district) Indiana, Hammond, 1982—1987, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit), Chicago, since 1987, Moot Court Competitions, since 1998. Chairman United States Courts Design Guide, 1988—1995. Lecturer law St. Joseph's College, 1976—1989, St. Frances College, 1990—1991.

      Faculty National Institute for Trial Advocacy, South Bend, Indiana, 1978—1988. Member Ad Hoc Committee on Law Clerk Hiring, 2004. 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1962-1965.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Indiana 1968.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board visitors Indiana University School Law, since 1987, Indiana University School Public and Environmental Affairs, since 1991. Trustee St. Joseph's College, since 1984. Member of Federal Bar Association, Tippecanoe County Bar Association, Jasper County Bar Association (president 1972-1976), Indiana State Bar Association (board directors 1977-1979, Presidential citation 1979), Law Alumni Association Indiana University (president 1980).



    Horseback riding, weightlifting.


    • Married Judith Ann Stevens, June 22, 1963. Children: Anne, Katherine.
    • father: Allen Raymond Kanne
    • mother: Jane (Robinson) Kanne
    • spouse: Judith Ann Stevens
    • children: Anne Kanne
    • Katherine Kanne
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    Born December 21, 1938