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James H. Brickley (1928-2001) was a Lieutenant Governor of Michigan and a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court from 1982-1999.

Brickley was born in Flint, Michigan. He received his bachelors and law degrees from the University of Detroit and then a masters of law degree from New York University.

Brickley served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and as Lieutenant Governor of Michigan from 1971 to 1975 and again from 1979 to 1983 under Governor William Milliken. From 1975 until 1978 he was president of Eastern Michigan University. Brickley was appointed in December 1982 to replace retiring justice Mary S. Coleman. He resigned from the Michigan Supreme Court in October 1999 and Governor John Engler appointed US Attorney Stephen Markman to replace him.

From 1995-1996 Brickley was the Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.



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