Justice Lawrence B. Lindemer was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court by Governor William Milliken on May 5, 1975, to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Thomas M. Kavanagh. He was defeated in the vacancy election the next year by Blair Moody, Jr., who served five years before dying unexpectedly while still in service to the Court.
Lindemer has had a long and prolific career, continuing to work even at age 91 as of counsel to the law firm Foster Swift Collins & Smith. He is our oldest living former justice.
Lindemer recorded an oral history in 1990 about his time on the Michigan Supreme Court that you can listen to here. The oral history at the bottom of this post was recorded for the Capital Area District Library in 2016.
Read more about Lindemer’s life and career in his biography here.