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Farnan, Joseph James, Jr.

Born 1945 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 21, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on July 16, 1985, and received commission on July 18, 1985. Served as chief judge, 1996-2000. Service terminated on July 31, 2010, due to retirement.

King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, B.A., 1967
University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1970

Professional Career:

Director, Criminal Justice Program, Wilmington College, New Castle, Delaware, 1970-1972
Assistant public defender, Delaware, 1972-1975
Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 1972-1976
County attorney, New Castle County, Delaware, 1976-1979
Chief deputy attorney general, State of Delaware, 1979-1981
U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware, 1981-1985