History of the Federal Judiciary

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Van Antwerpen, Franklin Stuart
Born October 23, 1941, in Passaic, NJ
Died July 25, 2016, in Palmer Township, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 11, 1987, to a seat vacated by Alfred L. Luongo. Confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 1987, and received commission on December 9, 1987. Service terminated on June 1, 2004, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on November 21, 2003, to a seat vacated by Edward R. Becker. Confirmed by the Senate on May 20, 2004, and received commission on May 24, 2004. Assumed senior status on October 23, 2006. Service terminated on July 25, 2016, due to death.

University of Maine, B.S., 1964
Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1967

Professional Career:
Contracts counsel, Hazeltine Corporation, New York City, 1967-1970
Chief counsel, Northampton County [Pennsylvania] Legal Aid Society, 1970-1971
Private practice, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1971-1979
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County [Pennsylvania], 1979-1987

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, September 11, 1991; no Senate vote


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