History of the Federal Judiciary

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Gibson, Kim R.
Born 1948 in Trenton, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by George W. Bush on April 28, 2003, to a seat vacated by D. Brooks Smith. Confirmed by the Senate on September 23, 2003, and received commission on September 24, 2003. Assumed senior status on June 3, 2016.

U.S. Military Academy, B.S., 1970
Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1966-1978; post judge advocate, 1975-1978
U.S. Army Reserve, 1978-1996
Public defender, Court of Common Pleas of Somerset County [Pennsylvania], 1978-1980
Private practice, Pennsylvania, 1978-1998
Assistant county solicitor and attorney for children and youth services, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, 1980-1988
Solicitor, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, 1988-1998
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Somerset County [Pennsylvania], 1998-2003


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