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Rufe, Cynthia M.
Born 1948 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 23, 2002, to a seat vacated by Norma Levy Shapiro. Confirmed by the Senate on April 30, 2002, and received commission on May 3, 2002.

Adelphi University, B.A., 1970
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1977

Professional Career:
Bucks County [Pennsylvania] Public Defender's Office, 1977-1982; assistant and coordinator, Juvenile Division, 1977-1982; deputy public defender, 1980-1981
Solicitor, Bucks County [Pennsylvania] Children and Youth Social Services Agency, 1984-1988
Private practice, Pennsylvania, 1982-1993
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County [Pennsylvania], 1994-2002


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