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Smith, Edward George

Born 1961 in Fort Knox, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Berle M. Schiller. Confirmed by the Senate on March 26, 2014, and received commission on March 31, 2014.

Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1983
Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1986
Naval Justice School, 1987
Judge Advocate General`s Legal Center and School, 2004

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy, JAG Corps, 1984-1990
U.S. Naval Reserve, JAG Corps, 1990-
Private practice, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1990-2001
Solicitor, Upper Nazareth Township, Pennsylvania, 1990-2001
Special deputy attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1991-1999
Assistant solicitor, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 1996-1998
Solicitor, Northampton County [Pennsylvania] Industrial Development Authority, 1997-2001
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County [Pennsylvania], 2002-2014

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, August 1, 2013; no Senate vote