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Judith Marie Barton

Judith Marie Barton, American lawyer, lobbyist. Bar: Michigan 1981, United States District Court (western and eastern districts) Michigan 1982.


  • Barton, Judith Marie was born on February 19, 1953 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Joseph J. and Shirley (Fisher) Barton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Michigan, 1975. Juris Doctor, Thomas M. Cooley School Law, 1979.


    • Manager business and circulation Football News/Basketball Weekly, Grosse Pointe, 1975-1977. Legislation assistant Michigan House of Representatives, Lansing, 1977-1980, legal specialist, 1980-1981. Staff director Michigan State Senate, 1981-1983.

      Private practice, 1983-1993. Majority general council Michigan House of Representatives, since 1993, chief policy and legal counsel, since 1994. Lobbyist Michigan Rental Housing Association, 1989-1993.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1981, United States District Court (western and eastern districts) Michigan 1982.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors Common Cause, Lansing, 1983-1989, state chairperson, Michigan, 1987-1989. Board directors Landlords of Mid-Michigan, Lansing, 1985-1989. Member American Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, Ingham County Bar Association, Women's Law Association, Public Action Committee, Capitol Area Women's Network (board directors 1983-1984), Civitan International, Pi Beta Phi.


    • Married A. Scott MacGuidwin, September 19, 1980. Children: Stephen Fisher, Richard Joseph, Elizabeth Ashley, James Scott, Scott Thomas.
    • father: Joseph J. Barton
    • mother: Shirley (Fisher) Barton
    • spouse: A. Scott MacGuidwin
    • children: Stephen Fisher Barton
    • Richard Joseph Barton
    • Elizabeth Ashley Barton
    • James Scott Barton
    • Scott Thomas Barton
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    Born February 19, 1953
    (age 64)