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Robert Merrill Craft

Robert Merrill Craft, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1983. Recipient Distinguished Guest Speaker award Sigma Nu Fraternity Albion College, 1987; named Big Brother of Year, 1988.


  • Craft, Robert Merrill was born on September 12, 1958 in Jackson, Michigan, United States. Son of Robert David and Sandra Sue (Fransted) Craft.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Albion College, Michigan, 1980. Juris Doctor, Detroit College of Law, 1983.


    • Attorney Curtis, Curtis, Falahee, & Craft, Professional Corporation, Jackson, Michigan, 1983-1988. Corporation legal counsel The Craft Agency Inc., since 1988, president, since 1999. Board directors Bridgeway Center, Inc., Jackson, 1983-1992.

      Public speaker Michigan Bar., since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1983.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors, president Michigan Child Search, Jackson, 1985-1992. Big brother Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Jackson, 1985-1992. County director Bill Lucas for Governor, Detroit, 1986.

    Board directors, president Children's Trust Fund, 1986-1992, Michigan Child Safety Council, 1987-1992. Trustee John George Home, since 1989, Jackson County Childrens Foundation, 1989-1992. Board directors National Association Missing Childrens Organizations, president, 1989-1992.

    Chair Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Jackson Walk to Cure Diabetes, since 1999. Member American Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Jackson Bar Association, Jackson Junior Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1984-1985, Michigan Speaker's award 1984), Coalition Michigan Sportsmen (board directors), Michigan Big Game Hunters Association (board directors).



    Outdoor activities.


    • Married Deborah Corrine Sutherland, August 27, 1988.
    • father: Robert David Craft
    • mother: Sandra Sue (Fransted) Craft
    • spouse: Deborah Corrine Sutherland
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    Born September 12, 1958
    (age 59)