History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Gawthrop, Robert S. III
Born December 2, 1942, in West Chester, PA
Died August 1, 1999, in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 30, 1987, to a seat vacated by J. William Ditter, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 1987, and received commission on December 9, 1987. Service terminated on August 1, 1999, due to death.

Education:
Amherst College, B.A., 1964
Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1970

Professional Career:
U.S. Army lieutenant, Field Artillery, 1965-1967
Law clerk, Hon. Lee F. Swope, Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County [Pennsylvania], 1969-1970
Private practice, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1970-1978
Assistant district attorney, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1971-1978
Assistant district attorney, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, 1976-1977
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Chester County [Pennsylvania], 1978-1988
Adjunct professor, Dickinson School of Law, 1981-1982

 

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