History of the Federal Judiciary


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Scirica, Anthony Joseph
Born 1940 in Norristown, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 19, 1984, to a seat vacated by John B. Hannum. Confirmed by the Senate on September 17, 1984, and received commission on September 18, 1984. Service terminated on September 11, 1987, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 26, 1987, to a seat vacated by Ruggero John Aldisert. Confirmed by the Senate on August 5, 1987, and received commission on August 6, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2003-2010. Assumed senior status on July 1, 2013.

Education:
Wesleyan University, B.A., 1962
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1965

Professional Career:
Fulbright scholar, Central University, Caracas, Venezuela, 1966
Private practice, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1966-1980
Assistant district attorney, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1967-1969
State representative, Pennsylvania, 1971-1979
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County [Pennsylvania], 1980-1984
Senior fellow, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2013-

 

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