History of the Federal Judiciary

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McConnell, John James Jr.
Born 1958 in Providence, RI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Ernest C. Torres. Confirmed by the Senate on May 4, 2011, and received commission on May 6, 2011.

Brown University, A.B., 1980
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1983

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Donald F. Shea, Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 1983-1984
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1984-2011


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