Edward Shea

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Edward Shea
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   4/8/1998-6/7/2012
Senior:   6/7/2012-Present
Preceded by:   Alan McDonald
Succeeded by:   Stanley Bastian
Personal History
Born:   1942
Hometown:   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

A native of Massachusetts, Shea graduated from Boston State College with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and later graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with his J.D. in 1970.

Professional career

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.

Judicial career

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.[1] Shea was confirmed by the Senate on March 27, 1998 on a majority voice vote and received commission on April 8, 1998.[2] He assumed senior status on June 7, 2012.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Alan McDonald
Eastern District of Washington
1998–2012
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Stanley Bastian


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