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James H. Brickley Scholarship

This scholarship commemorates James H. Brickley's dedication to public service. Brickley (1928-2001) received his bachelors and law degrees from the University of Detroit and then a masters of law degree from New York University.

His career included work as an FBI special agent, a prosecutor in Wayne County, and as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. Brickley was also Lieutenant Governor of Michigan from 1971 to 1975 and again from 1979 to 1983. He was appointed in December 1982 to the Michigan Supreme Court, where he served until 1999. He served as Chief Justice during 1995-1996.

Brickley remained committed to higher education throughout his lifetime. He was an adjunct professor at several universities, and from 1974 until 1978 served as the 16th president of Eastern Michigan University.