History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Bard, Guy Kurtz
Born October 24, 1895, in Lincoln, PA
Died November 23, 1953

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Received a recess appointment from Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 20, 1939, to a seat vacated by Oliver B. Dickinson; nominated to the same position by Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 4, 1940. Confirmed by the Senate on April 24, 1940, and received commission on April 29, 1940. Service terminated on July 16, 1952, due to resignation.

Education:
Franklin and Marshall College, A.B., 1916
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1922

Professional Career:
Teacher, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1911-1912
Principal, Warwick Township High School, Lititz, Pennsylvania, 1913-1915
Supervising principal, Ephrata, Pennsylvania schools, 1916-1918
U.S. Army, 1918-1919
Democratic Committee of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; secretary, 1920-1924; chairman, 1925-1934
Private practice, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1922-1939
Special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, 1934-1937
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1937
Member, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, 1937-1938
Attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1938-1939
Private practice, Pennsylvania, 1952-1953

 

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