Douglas Woodruff Hillman
Douglas Woodruff Hillman (February 15, 1922 – February 1, 2007) was a United States federal judge.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Hillman was a Lieutenant in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945. He received an A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1946, and an LL.B. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1948. He was then in private practice in Grand Rapids until 1979.
On July 12, 1979, Hillman was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 1979, and received his commission the following day. He served as chief judge from 1986 to 1991, assuming senior status on February 15, 1991. Hillman served in that capacity until his retirement from the bench on October 1, 2002.
He died in Muskegon, Michigan.
- Douglas Woodruff Hillman at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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