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The Honorable Charles L. Levin
Class of: 1947

Source: Portrait from the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society website

 
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Charles L. Levin served as a Michigan Supreme Court justice from 1973 through 1996.
 
Charles L. Levin was born on April 28, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. The Levin family is well known in Michigan politics. Levin's cousins, Sander Levin and Carl Levin, both represented Michigan in the United States Congress. His father Theodore Levin was Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan.
 
Charles Levin received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1946. He also received an LL.B. degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1947.
 
He was admitted to the Michigan Bar in November of 1947. Levin joined the New York Bar in June 1949, the District of Columbia Bar in October of 1954, and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1953. Levin is also a member of many different law organizations including the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Detroit Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the American Judicature Society.
 
His career in public service began in 1966 when he was elected to fill a vacancy on the Court of Appeals. Levin was then elected to the Michigan Supreme Court in November of 1972 and began his service in 1973. Upon his investiture on the Court, John Feikens said, Levin "comes to the Bench blessed with a solid education, and in my view he possesses two of the necessary qualities of a good judge; intelligence and compassion." Levin retired from the Court in 1997. (Michigan Manual: Ed. 1995 - 1996. Lansing, Michigan: Legislative Council, State of Michigan.)
 
--  From the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society website
Charles Leonard Levin earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1946; his LL.B. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1947; and his LL.D. from Detroit College Law in 1980.
 
Levin worked in private practice in New York City, from 1948 to 1950, and in Detroit, from 1950 to 1966.  He was a partner at Levin, Levin, Garvett & Dill from 1951 to 1966.  He served as a Michigan Court of Appeals judge from 1966 to 1973 and as a Michigan Supreme Court associate justice from 1973 to 1996.
 
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Members of Class of 1947
Allen, Robert S.
Anderson, John Richard
Baker, Elizabeth H.
Bass, Samuel Bernard
Bayley, Robert Gray
Beaney, William Merritt
Bickley, George Henry
Bliss, James Robert
Boucher, Roy Donald
Bowerman, Willard I.
Bowers, Russell E.
Brimmer, Clarence A.
Brody, George
Brody, Lee Bernard
Burkholz, Zoe Shaffer
Busler, Robert Hyde
Calcutt, Harry
Campbell, Robert Homer
Canavan, John Nicholas
Cardon, Robert Le Roy
Carr, Robert Alpha
Carraher, Charles E.
Chatterton, DeWitte
Childs, Robert H. E.
Christian, Guy Eugene
Cintron-Rivera, Jesus A.
Cooper, David Byron
Dalrymple, Thomas Lawrence
Darden, Robert Hendricks
Davidson, Wilbur Seymour
Day, Robert Russell
Deal, Edwin Major
DeGesero, Roy
Depedro-Villam, Gustavo
Dougherty, Thomas Edward
Dykema, John R.
Eifler, Robert Krohn
Eldred, A. Ney
Elmer, William B.
English, Charles B.
Enix, Caleb Francois
Fagan, Edward Thomas
Fink, Monroe
Fischer, Carl B.
Forkins, James M.
Forsythe, Robert Lewis
Friedman, David Irving
Fryer, Robert Edwin
Ganim, Raymond Wanis
Getz, Ernest
Ginger, Ann Fagan
Grace, James Willard
Greene, William N.
Guthrie, Richard Hooker
Hafke, Alfred
Hainline, Forrest Arthur
Hancox, Robert Owen
Hession, Joseph F.
Hodgson, Robert James
Hoff, James Emerson
Holm, Kenneth Byron
Huston, John Albert
Jacobs, Howard Alan
Johnson, Vincent E.
Jones, Arthur Cummings
Jones, Donald A.
Juhl, Robert Sidney
Kaplan, Stanley Israel
Karr, Stephen W.
Kennedy, Cornelia G.
King, August Allen
Kono, Russell Katsuhiro
Kothe, Shubrick Thompson
Krech, Frederick Herman
Kubiniec, Ted Michael
Kuppinger, Clark
LaDuke, Peter Lawrence
Lamb, John Thomas
Langschwager, Frederick P.
Lattin, Eugene Hanson
Leitson, Morton
Levin, Charles Leonard
Lewis, Alphonse
Liles, Kenneth H.
Lowe, Ralph Joseph
Lum, Leslie W.S.
Luxan, Howard John
Maddox, James Dickson
Marsh, Richard M.
McAlister, Dalton Clive
McIntyre, Ray Alexander
Milliken, John Mottley
Mizuha, Jack H.
Morency, Joseph Noel
Morgan, Charles Alexander
Mullen, Charles H.
Munde, Raymond D.
Myerhoff, Jeannette Ilene
Nehs, Franklin L.
O'Connor, James Alex
O'Connor, John F.
O'Hara, Richard Francis
Olsen, Finn George
Palmer, Robert A.
Perriaux, Jaime
Pfau, William Edward
Ramsey, Elizabeth H.
Redwine, Jack T.
Reller, William Harris
Rhead, Roland Fred
Riehm, John W.
Roegge, Frank Elmore
Roose, J. Earle
Scatterday, Richard Carl
Seltzer, Ralph Leslie
Sharp, Donald Henry
Smith, J. Paul
Smith, Richard Worthington
Smolenski, J. Robert
Spivey, Mary
Stifel, Richard E.
Strausbaugh, John Dean
Stryker, Hird
Sullivan, John Francis
Sykes, William Edward
Tabb, William H.
Tedrow, Richard Dale
Thomas, A. J.
Thorburn, James Scott
Tilley, Thomas Clark
Tinker, Horace C.
Tinsley, Edward R.
Tolleson, Roy Morton
Tompert, James R.
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Vandenberg, Robert L.
Vintilla, John Raymond
Wagner, Richard S.
Walsh, Robert E.
Westbrook, Philip Fulmer
Wheeler, Robert R.
White, Robert M.
Wildman, Max Edward
Williams, Carroll Vincent
Williams, Edward Ross
Woodman, George Beach
Woodworth, Philip
Wright, John M.
Yelvington, John Julian
 
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