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Don Binkowski was American judge, writer. Bar: United States District Court, (eastern dist), Michigan 1957, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1958.


Binkowski, Don was born on October 26, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Alexander Albert Binkowski and Helen Wojtowicz.


Bachelor of Arts Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1947—1951. Juris Doctor, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1955—1956.


Claims supervisor United States Government, Detroit, 1951—1955. Assistant attorney general State Michigan, Lansing, 1957—1959. Attorney Wayne County Friend Court, Detroit, 1960—1961.

Delegate Michigan Constitutional Convention, Lansing, 1961—1962. Councilman/mayor pro-tem City Warren, 1965—1968. District judge State Michigan, 1969—1987.

Retired, 1987; Corporal United States Army, 1953-1954, United States of America & Austria.


  • Bar: United States District Court, (eastern dist), Michigan 1957, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1958.



Member American Polish Action Council, 1973. President Warren History Commission, 1970—1974. Donor history materials Bentley Library., Ann Arbor, 1976—2006, Reuther Archives of Labor, Detroit, 1996—2006, Immigration History Research Center, Minneapolis, 1996—2006, University Montana, Bozeman, 1998—1999.

Donator Steamship Methodius & Cyril Seminary, Orchard Lake Achives. Civic leader Polonia, 1981. Chairman nationalities division Michigan Democratic Party, Lansing, 1962—1963.

Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Friends Michigan History, State Michigan Bar Association, Warren History Society, District Judges Association, Polish Institute Arts & Sciences, Polish American History Association, Michigan History Society, State Bar of Michigan, Polish American History Site Association, Delta Theta Phi (life).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, photography, genealogy.


Married Sharon Jane Hromek, August 23, 1958 (divorced December 27, 1977). Children: Donna Etzel, Beth Ann Elder, Alex. Married Christina Swieczkowski, July 12, 1980.

Alexander Albert Binkowski

Helen Wojtowicz

Sharon Jane Hromek

Christina Swieczkowski

Donna Etzel Binkowski

Beth Ann Elder Binkowski

Alex Binkowski