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Penn, John Garrett

Born March 19, 1932, in Pittsfield, MA
Died September 9, 2007, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on January 19, 1979, to a seat vacated by Joseph C. Waddy. Confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1979, and received commission on March 23, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1992-1997. Assumed senior status on March 31, 1998. Service terminated on September 9, 2007, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, District of Columbia Court of General Sessions, 1970-1971
Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1971-1979

Education:
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
University of Massachusetts, A.B., 1954
Boston University School of Law, LL.B., 1957

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1958-1961
General Litigation Section, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1961-1970; trial attorney, 1961-1965; reviewer, 1965-1968; assistant chief, 1968-1970
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1992-1997