History of the Federal Judiciary

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Gardner, James Knoll
Born 1940 in Allentown, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by George W. Bush on April 22, 2002, to a seat vacated by Jan Ely DuBois. Confirmed by the Senate on October 2, 2002, and received commission on October 3, 2002.

Yale University, B.A., 1962
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1965

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy law specialist, 1966-1967
U.S. Navy, JAG Corps, 1967-1969
U.S. Naval Reserve, JAG Corps, 1969-1993
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1965-1966, 1969-1970
Private practice, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1970-1981
Solicitor, Lehigh County [Pennsylvania] Treasurer's Office, 1971-1977
Assistant district attorney, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, 1972-1981; first assistant district attorney, 1977-1981
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County [Pennsylvania], 1981-2002


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