History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Ganey, James Cullen
Born April 22, 1899, in Phillipsburg, NJ
Died February 7, 1972

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 11, 1940, to a new seat authorized by 54 Stat. 219. Confirmed by the Senate on June 13, 1940, and received commission on June 19, 1940. Served as chief judge, 1958-1961. Service terminated on August 30, 1961, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on August 3, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on August 15, 1961, and received commission on August 15, 1961. Assumed senior status on August 15, 1966. Service terminated on February 7, 1972, due to death.

Education:
Lehigh University, LL.B., 1920
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1923

Professional Career:
Private practice, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1923-1937
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1937-1940

 

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