History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Vanaskie, Thomas Ignatius
Born 1953 in Shamokin, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by William J. Clinton on November 17, 1993, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on February 10, 1994, and received commission on February 11, 1994. Served as chief judge, 1999-2006. Service terminated on April 28, 2010, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on August 6, 2009, to a seat vacated by Franklin Van Antwerpen. Confirmed by the Senate on April 21, 2010, and received commission on April 26, 2010.

Lycoming College, B.A., 1975
Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1978

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. William Nealon, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1978-1980
Private practice, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1980-1994


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