History of the Federal Judiciary

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Kauffman, Bruce William
Born 1934 in Atlantic City, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by William J. Clinton on July 31, 1997, to a seat vacated by James McGirr Kelly. Confirmed by the Senate on November 8, 1997, and received commission on November 12, 1997. Assumed senior status on February 11, 2008. Service terminated on July 20, 2009, due to retirement.

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1956
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1959

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Vincent S. Haneman, Superior Court of New Jersey, 1959-1960
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1960-1980, 1982-1997, 2009-
Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1980-1982
Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1995-1997
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