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Kraft, C[harles] William Jr.
Born December 14, 1903, in Philadelphia, PA
Died January 18, 2002, in Key Biscayne, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 12, 1955, to a new seat authorized by 68 Stat. 8; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 12, 1956. Confirmed by the Senate on March 28, 1956, and received commission on March 29, 1956. Assumed senior status on November 11, 1970. Service terminated on January 18, 2002, due to death.

University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1924
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1927
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1930

Professional Career:
Private practice, Media, Pennsylvania, 1927-1955
District attorney, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 1944-1952

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, May 20, 1955; no Senate vote
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