History of the Federal Judiciary

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Gibbons, John Joseph
Born 1924 in Newark, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on December 5, 1969, to a seat vacated by Gerald McLaughlin. Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1969, and received commission on December 18, 1969. Served as chief judge, 1987-1990. Service terminated on January 15, 1990, due to retirement.

College of the Holy Cross, B.S., 1947
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:
Private practice, Newark, New Jersey, 1950-1970
Professor, Seton Hall Law School, 1990-

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