THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Little Rock, AR) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 24, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES TWO TO THE FEDERAL BENCH
President Clinton today nominated George Caram Steeh, III, to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and Arthur J. Tarnow to serve on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Judge Steeh received both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, in 1969 and 1973 respectively. From 1973 to 1980, he was an Assistant Prosecutor and then First Assistant in the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office. In 1980, Judge Steeh joined the law firm of Neale, Steeh & Harder as a partner, where he remained until 1988. He served as a Commissioner on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners from 1987 to 1989, and as the Public Administrator for Macomb County from 1988 to 1989. Steeh is currently serving on the Sixteenth Circuit Court of Michigan since his elevation in 1990 from the District Court of Michigan, where he had served as a trial judge for a year.
President Clinton today nominated Arthur J. Tarnow to serve on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Mr. Tarnow received both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Wayne State University. After law school, Mr. Tarnow tutored at the University of Melbourne, clerked for the Michigan Court of Appeals, and was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Papua, New Guinea. Mr. Tarnow then served as the Chief Deputy Defender for the Legal Aid and Defenders' Office and was an attorney with the Foundation Appellate Defender for the State of Michigan. In 1973, Mr. Tarnow briefly practiced with the law firm of Cilluffo & Tarnow. Since 1973 he has been a sole practitioner.