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Jones, John E. III

Born 1955 in Pottsville, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by George W. Bush on February 28, 2002, to a seat vacated by James F. McClure. Confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 2002, and received commission on July 31, 2002. Served as chief judge, 2020-present.

Dickinson College, B.A., 1977
Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Dickinson Law), J.D., 1980

Professional Career:

Private practice, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, 1980-2002
Law clerk (part-time), Hon. Guy A. Bowe, Court of Common Pleas of Schuylkill County [Pennsylvania], 1980-1984
Assistant public defender (part-time), Pennsylvania, 1984-1995
Executive officer, Phoenix Contracting Co. and affiliated corporations, 1980-2002
Director, Union Bank and Trust Company, 1993-2002
Chairman, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, 1995-2002