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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||4/8/1998 - 6/7/2012|
|Senior:||6/7/2012 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Alan McDonald|
|Home State:||Malden, MA|
|Undergraduate:||Boston State College, B.S.Ed., 1965|
|Law School:||Georgetown U. Law Center, J.D., 1970|
Edward F. Shea is an Article III federal judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. He assumed senior status on June 7, 2012.
Early life and education
Shea began his legal career as a law clerk for State Appeals Judge Harold Petrie in the Washington Court of Appeals Division II from 1970 to 1971 before spending the rest of his pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney from 1971 to 1998.
Eastern District of Washington
Shea was nominated by President Bill Clinton on September 4, 1997 to a seat vacated by Alan McDonald as McDonald assumed senior status. Shea was confirmed by the Senate on March 27, 1998 on a majority voice vote and received commission on April 8, 1998. He assumed senior status on June 7, 2012.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of Washington
|Magistrate judges||James Hutton • Cynthia Imbrogno • John T. Rodgers •|
|Former Article III judges||
Edward Whitson • Frank Rudkin • John Stanley Webster • Lloyd Black • Samuel Driver • William Goodwin • William Lindberg • Alan McDonald • Robert McNichols • Marshall Neill • Charles Powell • Lewis Schwellenbach • Jack Tanner •
|Former Chief judges|