History of the Federal Judiciary


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McClure, James Focht Jr.
Born April 6, 1931, in Danville, PA
Died December 17, 2010, in Danville, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on January 24, 1990, to a seat vacated by William J. Nealon. Confirmed by the Senate on April 27, 1990, and received commission on April 30, 1990. Assumed senior status on April 7, 2001. Service terminated on December 17, 2010, due to death.

Education:
Amherst College, A.B., 1952
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1957

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1952-1954
Attorney, Legal Advisor's Office, U.S. Department of State, 1957-1958
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1958-1961
Counsel, Merck & Co., Inc., 1961-1965
Private practice, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1965-1984
District attorney, Union County, Pennsylvania, 1974-1975
President judge, Court of Common Pleas of Snyder and Union Counties [Pennsylvania], 1984-1990

 

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