History of the Federal Judiciary


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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.

Education:
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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