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Hugh Warren Brenneman

Hugh Warren Brenneman, American judge. Bar: Michigan 1970, District of Columbia 1975, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1974, United States District Court Maryland 1973, United States Court Military Appeals 1971, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1976, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1981, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980.

Background

  • Brenneman, Hugh Warren was born on July 4, 1945 in Lansing, Michigan, United States. Son of Hugh Warren and Irma June Brenneman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Alma College, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1970.

    Career

    • Law clerk Michigan 30th Judicial Circuit, Lansing, 1970-1971. Assistant United States attorney Department Justice, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1974-1977. Associate Bergstrom, Slykhouse & Shaw PC, 1977—1980.

      Magistrate judge United States District Court (western district) Michigan, since 1980. Instructor Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, 1989-1992. Captain Judge Advocate General Corps United States Army, 1971-1974.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1970, District of Columbia 1975, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1974, United States District Court Maryland 1973, United States Court Military Appeals 1971, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1976, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1981, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980.

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Active Gerald R. Ford council Boy Scouts American, since 1984, vice president, 1988—1992, president, 2006—2010. Member Grand Rapids History Commission, 1991—1997, president, 1995—1997. Director Community Reconciliation Center, 1991.

    Past board directors Welcome Homes for the Blind. President Rotary Charities Foundation, Grand Rapids, 2006—2008. Fellow Michigan State Bar Foundation.

    Member Federal Bar Association (president Western Michigan chapter 1979-1980, national delegate 1980-1984), United States District Court History Society (president 2002-2004), State Bar Michigan (representative assembly 1984-1990), District of Columbia Bar Association, Grand Rapids Bar Association (chairman United States Constitution Bicentennial committee, co-chairman Law Day 1991), Federal Magistrate Judges Association, American Inns of Court (master of bench Grand Rapids chapter, president), Phi Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Rotary (past president, Paul Harris fellow), Economic Club of Grand Rapids (past board directors).

    Connections

    • Married Catherine Brenneman. 2 children.
    • father: Hugh Warren Irma
    • mother: Irma
    • spouse: Catherine Brenneman
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    Born July 4, 1945
    (age 72)
    Nationality

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