Cornelia Kennedy

 

 

 

Age: 90

 

Summary: legal pioneer who was the first woman to become a federal judge in Detroit, Michigan when she was appointed by President Richard Nixon in 1970 and became chief federal judge in eastern Michigan (and the first woman in that role in the U.S.) in 1977, but who had retired in 2012.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: August 4, 1923

 

Died: May 12, 2014

 

Location: Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan