History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
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.

Education:
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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